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Riceville, ON

Alerts in Effect

Freezing Rain Warning

Issued at 15:05 Sunday 21 January 2018

Significant freezing rain likely late Monday and Monday night.

A Colorado low is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes for the start of the work week. Snow is forecast to spread across portions of Central Ontario during the day Monday and move into Eastern Ontario later in the day. The snow will quickly become mixed with ice pellets. Several centimetres of snow and ice pellets are likely before the precipitation changes to freezing rain.

A significant freezing rain event is likely with several millimetres of accumulation. Roads will likely become slippery, initially due to some snow followed by a layer of freezing rain.

Freezing rain will likely change to rain Monday night as temperatures rise above the freezing mark. However, over more eastern regions including the Ottawa Valley, the freezing rain will likely persist into Tuesday morning.

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Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.



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