A Freezing Rain Warning has been issued for most of Southern Ontario, from Windsor to Prescott, as a bit of snow fall is expected to turn into freezing rain or ice pellets with the rising temperatures and this could cause roads to become slick and dangerous. If the freezing rain comes and travel can be avoided it is best to do so. If travel cannot be avoided please leave extra time for a slow and safe drive.
The Warning is as follows;
Freezing rain warning in effect for:
- Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
- Brantford – County of Brant
- City of Hamilton
- Burlington – Oakville
Freezing rain expected beginning this morning and ending later this afternoon.
Periods of ice pellets or freezing rain are expected to move into Southwestern Ontario this morning and advance eastward to reach the Golden Horseshoe later this morning. A brief period of snow may precede the freezing rain, but any snowfall accumulations are expected to be minimal.
Although the freezing rain will likely persist for several hours today, ice accumulations are expected to limited to a few millimetres at most as the freezing rain should be fairly light.
The freezing rain will change to flurries later this afternoon or early evening.
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. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.
Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.
Image and information from Environment Canada.