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Snow, freezing rain and rain all coming our way

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Newmarket and area with snow, freezing rain and a brief thaw expected today and tomorrow
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Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Newmarket - Georgina - Northern York Region
  • Uxbridge - Beaverton - Northern Durham Region

Snow tonight with freezing rain Wednesday then a brief thaw with strong winds and rain.

A Colorado low will track northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay Wednesday, bringing a dramatic change in weather with it.

A band of snow will move through the regions tonight. Snowfall amounts will be in the 5 to 10 cm, expect 10 to 15 cm over areas closer to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. The snow will change over to a period of freezing rain by Wednesday morning. The freezing rain may last several hours before changing over to rain on Wednesday with the passage of a warm front. A brief thaw will arrive with temperatures soaring to at least a couple degrees above freezing.

Strong southwesterly winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h are also expected later Wednesday.

Environment Canada is closely monitoring this situation. Freezing rain warnings may be required by tonight as this event draws closer.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.