Potential for icy conditions as cold front moves into Hamilton area

Frederick Owens
January 12, 2018

Toronto is in for some snow, and then another blast of cold weather this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued weather warnings for P.E.I., and the further west you live the worse the weather will be.

The weather agency warns that "mild and rainy conditions are expected over much of southern Ontario today, tonight and into Friday". A brief period of freezing rain may take place during that transition.

"What could occur is a build-up of water and ice behind bridges, culverts, piers or bends in a river channel", spokesperson Rehana Rajabali told CTV News Toronto.

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She said the TRCA will be monitoring the water level of the Don River on Friday, especially since it runs close to the Richmond Hill GO rail line.

Much colder temperatures will move in with the passage of this cold front by early Friday morning. This will end the threat of freezing rain.

Environment Canada says that will change on Friday afternoon as rain will change to snow quickly with temperatures dropping below the freezing mark. That's 11 degrees Celsius higher than the area's average high for this time of year, and more than 20 degrees Celsius higher than the temperatures we experienced last week.

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