Freezing Rain Warning In Effect Tuesday Jan 22

Just after the Extreme Cold Warnings came to an end Environment Canada has released a Special Weather Statement and now a Freezing Rain Warning for the weather system coming overnight.

 

The Freezing Rain Warning reads;

 

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Periods of freezing rain expected overnight into early Wednesday morning.

A band of snow mixed with ice pellets will move through the regions tonight with 2 to 5 cm of snow. The snow and ice pellets will change over to or become mixed with a period of freezing rain overnight tonight. The freezing rain may last several hours before changing over to rain early Wednesday morning.

The freezing rain is associated with a Colorado low tracking northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay Wednesday.

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.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

 

The Special Weather Statement reads:

 

Snow and freezing rain tonight into Wednesday then a brief thaw with strong winds and rain.

A Colorado low will track northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay Wednesday, bringing a dramatic change in weather with it.

A band of snow will move through the regions tonight with most areas getting 2 to 5 cm of snow. The snow will change over to a period of freezing rain tonight. The freezing rain may last several hours before changing over to rain overnight or early Wednesday morning with the passage of a warm front. Freezing rain warnings have been issued.

A brief thaw will arrive with temperatures soaring several degrees above freezing.

Strong southwesterly winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h are also expected later Wednesday.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

 

We will try to update this page as the situation progresses.

 

Image and Information from Environment Canada.

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