Active AlertsCentre Franco-Ontarien de Folklore, ON

Flash Freeze Warning
Issued at Wed 5:38 AM Feb. 28
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Recommended Action


Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Description


Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops.

Hazards:
Sudden icy conditions on roads and walkways.
A brief period of freezing rain.

Timing:
This morning.

Discussion:
A dramatic change in temperatures is expected this morning with the passage of a sharp cold front. Temperatures are expected to go from well above freezing to below freezing within a few hours. During the transition from rain to snow, some areas may see a brief period of freezing rain and ice pellets. In addition, snowfall amounts up to 5 cm are expected today.

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Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Flash freeze warnings are issued when a rapid drop in temperature is expected, that can cause water from rain or melted snow on streets and sidewalks to quickly freeze.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.