Environment Canada advises of possible freezing rain overnight in 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 8:36 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, and states that freezing rain is possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning, with “a few millimetres of ice build-up possible on some surfaces.”

“An approaching low pressure system is expected to bring snow, ice pellets and freezing rain to the area. Precipitation may begin as snow or ice pellets before transitioning to freezing rain late this evening or overnight,” the national weather agency warned.

According to the statement, the freezing rain, in combination with snow and ice pellets, may impact the Thursday morning commute. Environment Canada said that freezing rain warnings may be issued as the event nears.

The same special weather statement advising of snow and freezing rain has been issued by Environment Canada for the following areas:

  • Kingston – Odessa – Frontenac Islands
  • Plevna – Sharbot Lake – Western Lanark County
  • Smiths Falls – Perth – Eastern Lanark County
  • Stirling – Tweed – Madoc
  • Tamworth – Sydenham – South Frontenac
  • Belleville – Quinte West – Eastern Northumberland County
  • Gananoque – Mallorytown
  • Brockville – Prescott

Kingstonist will continue to monitor weather developments, and updates will be provided when possible.

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