Umbrellas — not snow boots — were the first line of defence across the GTA Friday as a weather system that was originally forecast to dump several centimetres of snow on the city wound up to be more of a sloppy rain-snow mix.

Mild temperatures in the city weakened the effects of the system that moved in from the United States Friday morning, prompting Environment Canada to cancel a snowfall warning for the GTA and other parts of southern Ontario.

“The reason why we didn’t get the snow it’s obviously the higher temperatures,” said CityNews meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai.

“All we needed is just to be a degree colder and this rain would have fallen as snow.”

Even though commuters dodged a bullet, there were some school bus cancellations to the west and north of Toronto — in the Peel, York and Wellington-Dufferin regions. Air Canada and Porter Airlines have also warned there may be delays and cancellations.

Toronto was expected to receive up to 15 centimetres of snow smack dab in the middle of the morning commute, but those accumulation estimates were lowered due to the unusually mild temperatures. Friday’s high is 3 C. Check the latest forecast here.

Some parts of Toronto, mainly the Highway 401 area, could still get 1-2 centimetres of snow.

The Barrie area, however, is expected to get walloped Friday night with about 16 centimetres of snow, due to some high winds and lake-effect snow off Georgian Bay.