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Freezing rain warning in effect for Halton

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Freezing rain warning in effect for Halton

A special weather statement has been issued for Halton Region.

According to Environment Canada, freezing rain is likely on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, and is forecast to begin in the late afternoon or early evening over parts of southwestern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe.

Freezing rain may be mixed initially with rain or snow and a potential prolonged period of freezing rain could bring ice accumulations to several areas.

The freezing rain should transition to rain or snow later Friday night.

Environment Canada says this precipitation is associated with a low-pressure system moving north from Texas and there is still some uncertainty with the exact track of the system as it approaches Lake Erie.

This will affect the exact timing and duration of the freezing rain.

Freezing rain warnings are likely to be issued as the event draws closer.

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