Freezing rain predicted for Peel region on Monday

Written by Meeshika Sharma

Published on : January 21, 2018 3:25




GTA residents, get ready for Freezing Rain on Monday.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement calling for freezing rain likely developing on Monday for Mississauga and Brampton, as well as Toronto.

The statement, issued Saturday, Jan. 20, says a deepening Colorado low is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes for the start of the work week. Drivers should be prepared for some minor drizzle or light flurries may be present during the Monday morning commute.

However, a more significant freezing rain threat is becoming increasingly likely during the day Monday. Colder easterly winds are expected to intensify, causing temperatures to dip to near or just below the zero-degree mark.

As a result, incoming precipitation from the low will likely fall as freezing rain, especially Monday afternoon and potentially into the evening. The Monday evening commute may be significantly impacted by icy roads.

Freezing rain warnings will likely be issued as the event approaches.

To report severe weather, people can send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.