Special weather statement issued with freezing rain on the way

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of the province Wednesday (March 23) with significant rainfall expected and the risk of freezing rain.

According to the notice for Durham and York, freezing rain with ice accretion of 2 to 5 mm is possible, along with strong easterly winds gusting up to 60 km/h. Rainfall amounts of 10 to 20 mm could also lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas.

“Freezing rain is possible beginning this morning. The freezing rain is expected to change to rain this afternoon or this evening. Rainfall amounts of 10 to 20 mm are possible,” the statement reads.

“The partially frozen ground may have a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall and localized flooding in low-lying areas will be possible.”

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