It Won’t Be Pretty

There is some major weather on the way for our area.

Here is the Environment Canada forecast as of 7 O’clock this morning:

Freezing Rain Warning in Effect

Snow ending this morning then cloudy. Snow and local blowing snow beginning this afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near minus 7.

Snow changing to ice pellets this evening then to freezing rain late this evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. Temperature rising to zero by morning.

Here are the details of the Freezing Rain Warning:

Freezing rain should begin this evening over southwestern Quebec and continue Tuesday. Significant accumulation of between 10 and 15 millimetres of freezing precipitation is possible especially over the Saint-Lawrence and Ottawa River valleys.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break.

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


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