The GTA is bracing for a messy and slushy day as a storm system moves our way.
From Thursday night into Friday morning, there was some minor flooding reported on various city streets, however icy conditions were reported north of Toronto.
Environment Canada continues to have the GTA and Toronto under a rainfall warning, stating that we could have between 20-30 mm of rain by the time the rain ends Friday afternoon.
A sharp cold front will blast east across the regions later Friday and bring the rain to an end.
Strong and gusty southwesterly winds will accompany this storm into Friday afternoon, and will likely continue well into the evening as colder arctic air returns.
Winds will gust to 80 km/h across most of southern Ontario including regions east of Georgian Bay and eastern Ontario near the north shore of Lake Ontario and over the St. Lawrence Valley.
These winds are strong enough to result in difficult driving conditions especially for motorists on highways subject to strong and gusty cross winds.
Winds will ease somewhat on Saturday, but it will be quite windy and noticeably colder, as winter remains firmly in charge for the time being.
Meteorologists continue to monitor the development of these weather systems and will update messages accordingly.
There are some school transportation cancellations in effect on Friday morning:
- Halton Catholic District School Board has cancelled all buses north of Steeles Ave. Schools are open.
- Halton District School Board has also cancelled buses north of Steeles Ave and in Zone 4 (Brookville, Limehouse, Pineview, Stewarttown public schools)
- Peel District School Board has cancelled all buses in Caledon
- Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board has cancelled all buses in Dufferin County, Caledon and Bolton
- Durham District School Boards cancelling buses, only NORTH of highway 7. Schools remain open.
- Simcoe County- all buses cancelled