Rain, sleet and . . . . snow?
A storm system moving toward Toronto will bring a sorry mix of rain, sleet and snow by Tuesday night.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for much of the province as a large storm moves in from Texas, bringing wind gusts of up to 60 km/h in Toronto and the GTA.
Thunderstorms could also strike overnight. Toronto should miss the wintry part of the storm, but rain will drop in droves, accumulating up to 25 mm in some parts of the GTA.
“You typically get about 68 mm of precipitation in April in Toronto-Pearson, by the time we get this one we could very well have that,” said senior climatologist David Phillips.
The system should hit in the late evening and will continue overnight and it may make for a slippery drive Wednesday morning.
Up to five cm of snow is expected to fall north of the city in areas such as Parry Sound, Barrie and Orillia may see freezing rain overnight.
Temperatures reached 6C Tuesday and will reach 13C by Wednesday as the rain tapers off.
“The only hope is that April showers do bring may flowers,” said Phillips,
“You can grin and bear it if there’s some goodness at the end.”
With files from Noel Grzetic, Liam Casey and Alexandra MacAulay Abdelwahab