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Freezing rain warning issued for parts of GTA

As Toronto prepares for a messy Thursday morning commute, Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning overnight for areas west of the city, including Peel, Halton Hills, Caledon and Hamilton.

“Precipitation will begin in southwestern regions overnight and likely start as freezing rain or snow then change to rain by early Thursday morning,” the agency said Wednesday.

“As the low pushes farther into central portions of southern Ontario, freezing rain and snow will begin early Thursday morning then change to rain by mid morning.”

CityNews meteorologist Adam Stiles agreed Thursday could be messy.

“Rain has moved into southwestern Ontario but cold temperatures in the west end of the GTA, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and down to London pose the biggest threat with the system. Warmer air in lower parts of the atmosphere will allow the rain to fall to the cold ground where it will likely freeze on contact,” Stiles said.

“The majority of the GTA will have temperatures be remaining milder overnight and the risk for freezing rain is much lower, but still possible in pockets.  By the afternoon we are expecting temperatures to warm and rain showers to take over.”

Check the latest forecast here.