Environment Canada advises of upcoming snow and ice pellets

Photo by Alvin Engler.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Kingston area as of 11:54 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

The statement is in effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas, and advises that snow and ice pellets are expected on Thursday, Feb. 6 and into Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

“A low from Texas is expected to move towards Southern and Eastern Ontario, probably following a track just south of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario Thursday,” the statement reads. “Snow will arrive Thursday morning and may become mixed with ice pellets before coming to an end in the wake of the low by Friday morning.”

According to the national weather agency, there is still some uncertainty with regard to the exact track of the low, but there is also a risk of freezing rain. Currently, total snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected.

“The Thursday morning and afternoon commutes may be affected,” Environment Canada said.

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