FREEZING RAIN ALERT for Cornwall Ontario MONDAY MARCH 6, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – A freezing rain alert for the Cornwall area is in effect for Monday night.  A shift in temperatures as little as one degree could be the difference between rain or snow.

As we get over this last major cold snap of Winter expect temps to hover around zero Monday night before zooming up as high as 13c Tuesday.

Please walk and drive with extreme caution.

Tuesday will be a rain day with over 10mm expected.   Things are expected to cool down for the weekend with temps between -5 to -10c, and possible snow.

The good news is that maple syrup shanties are in full gear with these temperature shifts!

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4:55 AM EST Monday 06 March 2017
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

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

A long-lasting period of freezing rain resulting in ice accumulation is expected or occurring.

Freezing rain expected this evening into early Tuesday morning.

A warm front is expected to move over Eastern Ontario tonight. Ahead of this warm front, freezing rain will begin this evening and could persist into early Tuesday as temperatures may take longer to rise above freezing mark. 5 to 10 mm ice accretion is possible.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. 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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