The Special Weather Statement has ended and a Freezing Rain Warning has been issued as we are expecting yet another ice storm to hit later this afternoon which will be impacting much of Southern Ontario. Though most Counties are still under the previous special weather statement it has been upgraded to the warning for Brantford, Brant County, Hamilton, Dunnville, Caledonia, Haldimand, Elgin, Simcoe, Delhi, Norfolk, Burlington, Oakville, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, London, and the Niagara region.
It reads as follows;
Freezing rain this afternoon into this evening.
Freezing rain is expected as a low pressure system from the Southern Plains moves toward the Great Lakes.
Precipitation will begin as a brief period of snow later this morning, followed by a quick transition to freezing rain late this afternoon. Freezing rain or freezing drizzle will change to occasional rain or drizzle this evening as temperatures rise above the zero degree mark.
Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.
Hopefully this freezing rain holds off until after the afternoon drive; but if at all possible it might be better to do your travel earlier rather than later. If you have any way to treat your sidewalk or driveway against icing that might also be a good idea.
Image and Information from Environment Canada.