As Ontario continues to dig out of a massive winter storm, a freezing rain warning is in effect for parts of the GTA, but Toronto may be spared the worst of it.

Environment Canada issued freezing rain warnings Sunday afternoon for Halton, Peel, York and Durham Regions. The national weather agency is predicting rain for Toronto Sunday evening with a risk of freezing rain in the northern parts of the city.

Ice pellets mixed with freezing rain will begin around midnight in parts of South Central Ontario, from Kitchener north to Georgian Bay, and east through Orillia and northern Durham. While a period of freezing rain is expected to last for several hours overnight, the precipitation will turn to rain by early Monday morning.

Extending east from Peterborough to Kingston, ice pellets could mix with snow and will begin overnight and change to freezing rain before dawn Monday.

Motorists are being advised to prepare for slippery driving conditions.