A freezing rain warning has been issued by Environment Canada for a large portion of southern Ontario, including Brampton, covering areas from north of the Barrie region to the London area, as well as the Greater Toronto Area and the Niagara Region.
The warning comes ahead of a system that is expected to arrive overnight, bringing wet snow mixed with freezing rain.
According to meteorologist Anthony Farnell, the precipitation will be relatively light, but any amount of freezing rain can be dangerous on untreated road surfaces, particularly on bridges and overpasses in areas away from Lake Ontario with slightly higher terrain.
Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing in the morning, improving road conditions.
However, the weather agency has advised that the precipitation may cause significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas and will change to rain Tuesday morning or early afternoon, depending on location.
The meteorologist has also mentioned that there is another system expected to impact the area later in the week on Thursday, bringing more mixed precipitation and the risk of freezing rain.
Motorists are advised to be extra cautious while driving and to be aware of the changing weather conditions.
Additionally, people should take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their property from any potential damage that may be caused by the freezing rain or snow.