Special weather statement calls for freezing rain on Monday evening commute

Ice storm in Coldwater

More precipitation will affect a wider area throughout the day Monday.

A special weather statement has been issued for Toronto, the GTA and most of southern Ontario.

While Environment Canada is forecasting the threat of freezing rain will be especially felt in northern York Region, it's expected there will be patchy freezing rain throughout the region.

The rest of Midwestern Ontario is under a fog advisory for Sunday into Monday.

Drivers in those areas were being warned of likely icy roads Monday evening, as well as the possible for power outages.

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However, eastern regions of the Ottawa Valley could see freezing rain persist until Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada is now calling for a better commute on Monday. Colder easterly winds are expected to intensify, causing temperatures to dip to near or just below the zero-degree mark.

The statement, issued Saturday, Jan. 20, says a deepening Colorado low is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes for the start of the work week.

Several millimetres of rain could accumulate.

These stories originally appeared on 680 News and 1310 News, respectively.

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