Freezing rain warning issued for our region
A freezing rain warning continues for our region, issued by Environment Canada.
A band of freezing rain ahead of a warm front will move into South Central Ontario this morning and into areas east of Southern Georgian Bay to eastern shores of Lake Ontario this afternoon and evening.
A warm front moving northeastward across Southern Ontario will bring snow and freezing rain to the regions today and Tuesday.
Over South Central Ontario, including the Greater Toronto area, snow will change to freezing rain this morning then to rain in the afternoon. The freezing rain will persist into the afternoon in areas north of Toronto. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 cm are expected followed by freezing rain amounts of 1 to 2 mm.
The freezing rain will continue to move northeastward today. Areas east of Southern Georgian Bay all the way down to Peterborough and areas along the eastern shores of Lake Ontario can expect near 10 cm of snow followed by 2 to 4 mm of freezing rain in the afternoon and evening.
Indications right now suggest that tonight will be relatively dry. Only light snow and patchy freezing drizzle are expected over Eastern Ontario. However, it is very likely that an approaching low pressure system from Colorado will bring in another surge of moisture for freezing rain to redevelop over a large area over Eastern Ontario Tuesday morning, reaching Ottawa Valley by Tuesday afternoon. Environment Canada will continue to keep a close watch on the developing system. If the present trend of development continues, freezing rain warnings might be issued for all Eastern Ontario regions as early as this afternoon.
Untreated roads will be snow covered or icy over many regions and in addition, freezing rain can damage power lines and bring down large tree limbs.