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Freezing rain expected for Toronto on Wednesday before warming up Thursday

A file photo showing frozen branches on a street in Laval, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Graham Hughes

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement ahead of expected freezing rain for Toronto on Wednesday.

The weather agency issued the alert Tuesday morning advising for the risk of freezing rain.

It said untreated surfaces such as roads, parking lots and walkway may become slippery.

The freezing rain is expected to hit between Wednesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

“A mix of freezing rain and ice pellets will be possible Wednesday morning before changing to rain Wednesday afternoon. At this time, there remains considerable uncertainty regarding the timing and amount of freezing rain,” Environment Canada said in its alert.

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Wednesday is expected to see a high of 5 C but a wind chill of -11 in the morning.

The alert comes as Toronto has seen a tumultuous swing in weather.

On Monday, Toronto broke the record for the coldest March 28 which was previously set in 1982 at -11 C. According to Global News’ Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell, Monday’s temperature dipped to -11.4 C.

Meanwhile, by Thursday, temperatures are expected to significantly rise to a high of 18 C.

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