CORNWALL ONTARIO – A freezing rain alert is in store for the River City. After a few days of mild weather and a melting of our wet stuff, a drop in temperatures have created conditions for icy surfaces.
A high of only -5c is expected for Christmas day with an over night low expected to fall to -12c before temps warm up with Boxing Day expecting to be a wet mess with over 15mm of rain.
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4:39 AM EST Sunday 25 December 2016
Freezing rain warning in effect for:
- Cornwall – Lancaster
- Maxville – Alexandria
- Morrisburg – Long Sault
- Winchester – Newington
Significant ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected from late Monday morning until Monday afternoon however it may continue into Monday evening along the Ottawa or St. Lawrence river valleys.
A warm front arriving over the regions late Monday morning will sweep from west to east and cause significant freezing rain with some ice pellets possible. Freezing rain will transition to rain as temperatures rise during the afternoon or evening. Hazards may include slippery conditions on untreated roads and walkways through the day with 5 to 10 millimetres of ice accretion possible in many areas. Regions near Kingston may transitions to rain earlier and only a few millimetres of freezing rain are expected. Transportation may be affected and travellers may consider postponing unnecessary travel until the freezing rain ends.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and extremely hazardous. Poor weather conditions are likely to contribute to long-lasting transportation delays. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.