Special Weather Statements and Freezing Rain Warnings This Morning

Environment Canada has issued a number of Freezing Rain Warnings and Special Weather Statements about possible freezing rain this morning for various regions in Southern Ontario including a statement for Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Brantford, and Oxford County.

 

That statement reads as follows:

Wintry mix possible this morning.

An area of light snow or ice pellets will affect portions of Southwestern Ontario early this morning. Snowfall accumulations are expected to be fairly light, with perhaps a couple of centimetres possible.

There is also a threat of some brief freezing rain. Any freezing rain is expected to be fairly light, but locally slippery conditions are possible this morning, particularly on untreated surfaces.

 

Other Special Weather Statements such as in the Burlington/Oakville area read;

 

Some freezing rain possible this evening.

A weak band of light snow at times mixed with ice pellets may affect the area from midday into the afternoon. Latest analysis is suggesting that very little accumulation is likely, with only a trace to perhaps a couple of centimetres possible.

A more significant area of precipitation is expected to move into the area early this evening. A brief period of freezing rain is possible in the evening before precipitation changes to rain, especially for areas away from Lake Ontario.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution, particularly this evening, as untreated roads may become slippery. There may be an impact on the evening commute.

 

And then there are the Freezing Rain Warnings issued for the following areas, Caledon, Guelph, Erin, Arthur, Mount Forest, as well as Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. Those warnings carry the following message;

 

Freezing rain likely this evening.

Some light snow or ice pellets may affect the area late this morning into the afternoon, but any accumulations should be limited to a few centimetres at most. Locally slippery conditions are possible.

A more significant area of precipitation is expected to move into the area early this evening. A few hours of freezing rain are possible before precipitation changes to rain later in the evening, particularly over higher elevation areas such as the Dundalk Highlands.

At this point, freezing rain amounts are expected to be fairly light. However, untreated surfaces may become icy and slippery.

Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

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

 

If you would like any further updates on the situation check this space or Environment Canada.

 

Image and Information from Environment Canada.

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