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Signiciant rainfall followed by snow to hit Mississauga and Brampton

Environment Canada issues special weather statement

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Low-pressure system is set to land on the GTA for Friday afternoon. Rain is expected to fall and then transition into wet snow and possible ice pellets. – Steve Russell

Get ready for another round of wintery weather with significant rainfall beginning Friday, Jan. 24 followed by snowfall on the weekend.

According to the Weather Network, a low-pressure system is expected to arrive in southern Ontario on Friday afternoon, bringing with it a messy combo of wet snow, rain and possibly ice pellets.

The storm will start out as rain, then transition into wet snow and slurry ice overnight until Saturday morning.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Brampton, Mississauga and other parts of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), calling for significant rainfall on Friday.

Rain is expected to begin late this afternoon or early this evening and then taper off or change to snow Saturday morning or afternoon. Total rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm are expected, according to the national weather service.

The frozen ground and thin snow pack means the ground will have a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

Environment Canada is warning residents that ponding on streets is possible, especially where storm drains are covered in snow or ice.

About 2 centimetres of snow is expected on Saturday with flurries throughout Sunday.

The Weather Network is reporting that the system could impact travel across the GTA until Sunday.

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