Ontario’s Morning Commuters Troubled by Mixture of Rain and Snow

The mixture of snow and rain has generated extraordinary trouble for the morning commuters of The Greater Toronto Area as they encounter a sloppy mess throughout the region on Wednesday morning. A heavy storm initiated on Tuesday night, later engulfed into a mixture of rain and heavy wet snow before transforming into a freezing rain to fall in much of southern and eastern Ontario.

The rare system began to effect majority of the province since Tuesday afternoon, while both rain and snow reached Windsor. Environment Canada made an announcement on Tuesday declaring an absolute snowfall warning in effect for Toronto, Hamilton, Halton-Peel, York-Durham, Huron-Perth, Waterloo-Wellington and Dufferin-Innisfil. However, the snowfall warning for Toronto are was lifted on Wednesday morning, a meteorologist at Environment Canada, Geoff Coulson, mentioned that “we had a real mixture of wet snow [and] rain between 10 p.m. and about midnight.” He added that “the snowfall warning has been ended for the city itself but it does remain in place for areas to the north. In terms of total accumulations, there’s about four to five centimeters in the downtown core, higher amounts outside toward Pearson airport.” Coulson concluded that “there may only be about 10 centimetres on the ground in some areas but it’s very heavy stuff.”

It is predicted that the weather system will carry on towards the Peterborough area and the Kawarthas. An analyst anticipated that Toronto is expected to undergo smaller amounts of precipitation, while higher amounts are expected around the city. It was added that “this will be a slushy affair to start – rain starting and then turning to snow – as we go through the overnight period into Wednesday morning.”

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