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Freezing rain ends for Toronto, cold weather on the way

Environment Canada has ended a freezing rain warning for Toronto but cold weather will still be a problem for the city on Saturday.

There’s a high of 3 C in the forecast for Toronto, 680News meteorologist Harold Hosein said, with the low dropping to -10 C overnight. The wind chill will be near – 20.

Slippery roads will be an issue and drivers are urged to take precautions after a mix of snow and freezing rain arrived in southern Ontario early Saturday morning.

There was no significant freezing rain for Toronto or the GTA and the snow ended by mid-morning.

Cloudy weather and flurries are still expected near Georgian Bay.

What Environment Canada called a “disturbance”  hit southwest of Hamilton on Saturday morning before moving east across Lake Ontario.

The heavy snow, followed by freezing rain, then arrived in southern Lake Huron and across to the Golden Horseshoe. About three to five centimetres fell across the region, with less in the area stretching from Sarnia to Toronto to Kingston.

While the freezing rain didn’t last long, even a few millimetres of ice may lead to hazardous travel conditions, Environment Canada said. Travellers are urged to use caution due to poor visibilities in heavy snow as well as the slippery conditions on untreated roads.