Mild weekend temperatures to give way to messy Monday commute

Freezing rain in the forecast for Peel on Monday

Freezing Rain Coming to Toronto, Ottawa

This includes surrounding areas of Durham, York, Peel, and Halton Regions.

The weather statements and advisories have been popping up in abundance lately, but it's always good to be aware.

A low pressure system is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes, bringing some "inconsequential drizzle or light flurries" to the area during the morning commute.

The freezing rain will be "significant", Environment Canada said in a statement issued Sunday.

Temperatures this weekend are expected be upwards of seven degrees above the seasonal average.

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Temperatures will still be relatively close to the freezing mark, so some patchy freezing rain is still being forecast for Monday afternoon, especially north from the Oak Ridges Moraine into the Dundalk Highlands.

The most affected regions will be the Outaouais, Montreal and the Mauricie toward Quebec City, with five to 10 millimetres of freezing rain. This will likely make roadways slippery initially due to the snow which will be followed by a layer of freezing rain.

However, Environment Canada is suggesting the freezing rain may cause utility outages and have implications on the evening commute.

These stories originally appeared on 680 News and 1310 News, respectively.

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