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Warm, wet weather expected this weekend

TORONTO, Ont. – A brief break from winter is on tap this weekend, with temperatures expected to hit the teens. The mild weather is being accompanied by rain so both spring jackets and umbrellas will be in order.

But this brief wave of spring like weather wont last long, flurries are in the forecast for next week.

The rise in temperature and rain have the Toronto Region Conservation Authority advising you to be cautious, saying that the snow melts so gradually that it causes the ground to get saturated mush softer and slippier than normal.

Meteorologists with Environment Canada say areas of the province are likely to break temperature records either on Friday or Saturday.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Friday advising of periods of freezing rain.

The special weather statement is in effect for:

  • CITY OF TORONTO
  • WINDSOR – ESSEX – CHATHAM-KENT
  • SARNIA – LAMBTON
  • ELGIN
  • LONDON – MIDDLESEX
  • SIMCOE – DELHI – NORFOLK
  • DUNNVILLE – CALEDONIA – HALDIMAND
  • OXFORD – BRANT
  • NIAGARA
  • CITY OF HAMILTON
  • HALTON – PEEL
  • YORK – DURHAM
  • HURON – PERTH
  • WATERLOO – WELLINGTON
  • DUFFERIN – INNISFIL
  • GREY – BRUCE
  • BARRIE – ORILLIA – MIDLAND
  • BELLEVILLE – QUINTE – NORTHUMBERLAND
  • KINGSTON – PRINCE EDWARD
  • PETERBOROUGH – KAWARTHA LAKES
  • STIRLING – TWEED – SOUTH FRONTENAC
  • BANCROFT – BON ECHO PARK
  • BROCKVILLE – LEEDS AND GRENVILLE
  • CITY OF OTTAWA
  • GATINEAU
  • PRESCOTT AND RUSSELL
  • CORNWALL – MORRISBURG
  • SMITHS FALLS – LANARK – SHARBOT LAKE
  • PARRY SOUND – MUSKOKA
  • HALIBURTON
  • RENFREW – PEMBROKE – BARRY’S BAY
  • ALGONQUIN
  • BURK’S FALLS – BAYFIELD INLET
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