Environment Canada advises of possible freezing rain forecast for Kingston area

Photo by Hal Gatewood.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, advising of the potential for freezing rain for the Kingston area.

The weather statement was issued at 9:51 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 3, 2023, and states that freezing rain is expected Tuesday evening, with ice accretion of “up to 5 millimetres possible.”

While the freezing rain is expected to turn to regular rain Wednesday afternoon or evening, the national weather agency warned that surfaces such as highways, roads, parking lots, and walkways, may become icy and slippery.

“A period of freezing rain appears likely beginning Tuesday evening or Tuesday night before transitioning to rain later Wednesday,” Environment Canada said. “The most significant freezing rain is expected in the Ottawa Valley and areas west including Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and North Bay. The rain is expected to taper off Wednesday night.”

The weather system is expected to bring rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm, and the weather agency warned that localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

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