Issued at 2014-04-03 2:35PM EDT by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement issued for:
City of Toronto, Ont. (043100)
Uxbridge - Beaverton - Northern Durham Region, Ont. (043210)
Newmarket - Georgina - Northern York Region, Ont. (043220)
Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region, Ont. (043230)
Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham, Ont. (043240)
Belleville - Quinte West - Eastern Northumberland County, Ont. (043310)
Cobourg - Colborne - Western Northumberland County, Ont. (043320)
Tamworth - Sydenham - South Frontenac, Ont. (043410)
Stirling - Tweed - Madoc, Ont. (043420)
Kingston - Odessa - Frontenac Islands, Ont. (043510)
Napanee - Consecon, Ont. (043520)
Picton - Sandbanks Park, Ont. (043530)
Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago, Ont. (044120)
Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale, Ont. (044130)
Fenelon Falls - Balsam Lake Park - Northern Kawartha Lakes, Ont. (044710)
Apsley - Woodview - Northern Peterborough County, Ont. (044720)
Lindsay - Southern Kawartha Lakes, Ont. (044730)
Peterborough City - Lakefield - Southern Peterborough County, Ont. (044740)
City of Hamilton, Ont. (046100)
Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County, Ont. (046420)
Innisfil - New Tecumseth - Angus, Ont. (046510)
Shelburne - Mansfield - Northern Dufferin County, Ont. (046520)
Orangeville - Grand Valley - Southern Dufferin County, Ont. (046530)
Caledon, Ont. (046610)
Mississauga - Brampton, Ont. (046620)
Halton Hills - Milton, Ont. (046630)
Burlington - Oakville, Ont. (046640)
St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region, Ont. (046710)
Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region, Ont. (046720)
Significant rain for all regions. Freezing rain for many regions.
A low pressure system from the southern plains will spread a significant rainfall into Southern Ontario tonight and Friday. The rain will begin as freezing rain north of a line roughly along Highway 401.
Rain has already begun near Windsor. Rain will begin to spread northeastward tonight to reach the Golden Horseshoe to Georgian Bay area early Friday morning. A period of freezing rain at the onset is forecast for places north of Highway 401.
General rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm are expected. However, isolated thunderstorms are likely to affect some locales giving the threat for locally higher amounts.
Poor driving conditions can be expected during the morning commute Friday from Southern Lake Huron to Northern Toronto and northward towards Georgian Bay due to ice on untreated roads.
Freezing rain and rainfall warnings may need to be issued as the system moves closer.