A special weather statement warning of the potential of freezing rain has ended for the GTA.
Environment Canada issued the statement on Monday for parts of southern Ontario, including the GTA.
It was cancelled for Toronto at 8:30 a.m. and for the rest of the GTA at around 12:30 p.m.
The weather agency also issued a freezing rain warning for areas north and east of Toronto, including northern York and Durham regions, Newmarket, Uxbridge, Dufferin and Caledon.
The warning was cancelled by Environment Canada at around 12:15 p.m., but remains in effect for Barrie, Orillia, Parry Sound, Muskoka and Haliburton.
According to the weather agency, a band of light rain or freezing rain is spreading to those areas and will then move northeastward.
Areas east of Georgian Bay could receive snow for a few hours, followed by freezing rain, which will then change to rain this afternoon. Between five and 10 centimetres of snow could fall in parts of eastern Ontario.
There’s a high of 6 C and a gusty southeast wind in the forecast for Toronto, Taylor said, with steady rain beginning at around 10 a.m. and lasting through the day. She also said rain will continue Wednesday evening with a few flurries late Wednesday night and a low near 2 C.
Earlier in the day, Pearson airport advised passengers to check their flight status before heading to the airport due to the inclement weather. It later said flights were operating as normal.
Operations are running normally this morning. As always, please check your flight status with your airline or at http://t.co/im60P3DFLn.
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) March 19, 2014
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