FREEZING RAIN ALERT for the Cornwall Ontario Area DEC 17, 2016

Cornwall Ontario –  A lovely gentle snow is falling on the River City with as much as 20cm expected by the time it ends Sunday.

With Mother Nature seeming to be bi-polar as of late changes of temperature could see us have freezing rain tonight which will make driving and walking treacherous!

Our high will actually be overnight with the temps flirting with zero.

Sunday will be warmer with a bag of mixed precipitation before things freeze up on Monday.

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4:40 AM EST Saturday 17 December 2016
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Cornwall – Lancaster
  • Maxville – Alexandria
  • Morrisburg – Long Sault
  • Winchester – Newington

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Another significant disturbance from Colorado is affecting the region with some snow followed by freezing rain tonight.

Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 centimetres are expected today. A changeover to freezing rain and some ice pellets is expected tonight and will persist for several hours. It will likely change back to snow late tonight or early Sunday morning before ending.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots 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.

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