Freezing rain, snow and 'much colder' temperatures coming: Environment Canada

Freezing rain, snow and 'much colder' temperatures coming: Environment Canada

Toronto is in for some snow, and then another blast of cold weather this weekend.

After that the agency says to expect the rain to give way to snow, "with a risk of brief freezing rain during the changeover".

Environment Canada is predicting as much as 20 millimetres of rain to fall between now and Friday afternoon.

"What could occur is a build-up of water and ice behind bridges, culverts, piers or bends in a river channel", spokesperson Rehana Rajabali told CTV News Toronto. Environment Canada said it will monitor this situation closely.

Much colder temperatures will move in with the passage of this cold front by early Friday morning.

Festive sales cheer for Tesco as M&S reports another slump
Online sales at M&S.com lifted 3%, while its ongoing move to pull out of worldwide markets saw overseas sales slump 9.8%. Chief executive Charles Wilson said the business had improved "choice, prices and service" for shoppers.

Hope you didn't get used to the mild temperatures Windsor-Essex experienced on Thursday - because we should be freezing again by Friday night, according to Environment Canada.

CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said it is possible even Kings County will not entirely escape the freezing rain.

There's a 40 per cent chance of flurries late Friday and early Saturday - but Environment Canada said Windsor-Essex shouldn't receive much more than a couple centimetres.

Mainly sunny skies are in Friday's forecast and a high temperature of 11 C.

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