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Freezing drizzle advisory in the GTA ahead of a warm-up

Last Updated Feb 7, 2019 at 8:19 am EDT

An icy street in the area of Mount Pleasant Road and St. Clair Avenue on Feb. 7, 2019. Photo still of video: 680 NEWS/Kevin Misener

A freezing drizzle advisory remains in effect for the GTA, including Toronto, ahead of a warm-up expected later Thursday.

On Wednesday, ice pellets and freezing rain pummelled the GTA, making the roads and sidewalks treacherous.

In the city, salters were out on the main roads since Wednesday morning and are continuing their operations Thursday morning or until temperatures rise.

In Toronto and elsewhere in the GTA, some sidewalks and side streets are still slippery and slushy.

680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor said the freezing drizzle Thursday morning will change to rain for the afternoon, as the temperature rises to a high of 5 C.

The rain will continue into the evening with the potential for thunderstorms, along with a gusty wind.