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Freezing Rain WarningIssued at 11:13 Thursday 30 March 2017
Freezing rain expected tonight.
A wintery mix of precipitation is expected to affect the region later today and tonight as a low pressure system approaches the lower Great Lakes. Mixed snow and rain should begin this afternoon with a couple of centimetres of snow possible before changing to freezing rain by early evening. Periods of freezing rain are expected tonight with several millimetres of ice build-up possible, especially on trees and power lines. Untreated roads may become slippery. Gusty easterly winds to 60 km/h combined with the ice build-up may cause some tree branches to break creating sporadic power outages.
Temperatures should climb to just above the freezing mark later tonight or early Friday, thereby changing the freezing rain to rain.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous.
Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.
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