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Rainfall warning ends in Toronto, wet snow still on the way

Last Updated Jan 25, 2020 at 9:09 am EDT

Heavy rain is seen falling on a roadway. PIXABAY

Rainfall warnings have ended across the GTA, including Toronto after a significant rainfall overnight. However, it likely won’t be the last precipitation we see this weekend.

As much as 40 millimetres of rain was expected to fall in some areas between Friday night and Saturday morning.

“Rain, occasionally heavy at times, will continue into Saturday morning before becoming mixed with or changing over to patchy wet snow,” Environment Canada said.

As the rain transitions to snow on Saturday, as much as 10 cm could accumulate in some areas.

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood outlook, warning that rivers will experience higher flows and water levels which will increase the potential for flooding.

“Increased wave activity in Lake Ontario can also be expected over the weekend, particularly on Saturday,” said the TRCA. “All shorelines, rivers and streams within the GTA should be considered hazardous.”

680 NEWS weather specialist Denise Andreacchi is also warning drivers to take it easy on the roads as the rain could make for some pooling and ponding.

Freezing rain warnings are still in effect for regions north and east of the city.

Environment Canada says ice accretion of up to 5 millimetres are possible before the precipitation changes to snow Saturday afternoon.

The last of the system will be rolling out of the region by Saturday night.