If you’ve stepped outside this morning, it may feel slightly warmer than it’s been this week. There’s no snow, and it’s not feeling like -30°C. But, Toronto is actually under a special weather statement today.
According to Environment Canada, the statement, which was issued on Wednesday morning, says that roads and sidewalks may get icy and slippery today.
“Above freezing temperatures have spread across southern Ontario this morning and highs today are expected to be in the low to mid single digits. Late this afternoon, a cold front will push through the region which will cause temperatures to abruptly drop below freezing in time for the evening commute,” it says.
“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become icy and slippery.”
— Toronto (@ECAlertON143) January 19, 2022
The forecast for Wednesday calls for mainly cloudy skies, with a 40% chance of rain showers or flurries changing to 30% chance of flurries this afternoon.
While it is currently 3°C, Environment Canada states that the temperature will fall to -2°C this afternoon, with a wind chill of -9°C.
So if you’re heading out later, be safe out there!