Alerts in Effect
Freezing Rain WarningIssued at 4:16 a.m. EST Monday 22 December 2014
Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring. A low pressure system developing over the Central United States will intensify over the Great Lakes area early in the week. A strong southerly flow will settle over the eastern part of the continent, bringing a mild and humid air mass over the province of Quebec. Tuesday the 23rd, a mix bag of precipitation will begin to fall over Southern Quebec. Freezing rain should prevail in the St Lawrence Valley for much of the day. In fact, despite the arrival of the mild air mass, persistent northeasterly winds along the St Lawrence Valley will feed an influx of cold air near the surface, creating conditions favourable for the development of freezing rain.Details
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. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-361-0233 or send an email to email@example.com. You may also tweet reports of severe weather to #meteoqc.