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Ontario Having Freezing Rain and Thunderstorms

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Residents in Ontario didn’t need an alarm clock this morning as 50 mm of rain falls on the province on Wednesday.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall watch for the majority of the province, while the southern section is under a special weather statement and a severe thunderstorm watch.

Almost 50 mm of rain is expected to fall from locations around Toronto, including Barrie and Collingwood, to the northern fringes of the province, and might surpass that in areas with several thunderstorms.

According to the national meteorological service, parts of the province are under dual weather warnings, with freezing rain expected from Parry Sound to Kingston and Huntsville to the St. Lawrence River, including Ottawa.

North York Region, Newmarket, Northern Durham Region, Orangeville, Innisfil, and Northern Wellington County have also received special weather warnings from Environment Canada.

A Colorado low is forecast to produce at least 20 to 40 mm of rain to those regions, with more possible in places with several thunderstorms. The heaviest rain is forecast for today morning and afternoon.

Precipitation is expected to begin as freezing rain or ice pellets for areas east of Georgian Bay early this morning before changing to rain later this morning.

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