Loading articles...

Wildly-changing weather day in the GTA

Last Updated Jan 23, 2019 at 9:26 am EDT

A woman, seen through a window, takes cover with her umbrella as both snow and rain fall in the streets of Toronto on Feb. 24, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

The mix of snow, freezing rain and rain made for a slow and slippery commute in the GTA on Wednesday.

The GTA, including Toronto, remains under a special weather statement, which was issued by Environment Canada on Tuesday.

“Snow with brief freezing rain changing to rain late near noon with strong and gusty winds this afternoon into tonight,” the national weather agency said in its statement.

Environment Canada said the snow would mix with or change over to freezing rain this morning and then transition to rain as warmer temperatures moved in.

The warm front will be accompanied with strong winds gusting to 70 km/h this afternoon and into the evening.

The weather was to blame for a large power outage in Mississauga. At one point, more than 6,000 homes and businesses were without power in the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue. Alectra Utilities said the outage was due to sparking power lines.

For those flying out, Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines issued travel advisories, warning that flights could be impacted by the weather.

The high for the day is 6 C and the temperature will remain steady into the evening, as the rain continues.

Colder air will return overnight as the mercury drops to -1 C.