Environment Canada issues flash freezing warning for Kingston and area

Within the City of Kingston, temperatures are forecast to drop from 11 C to -12 C throughout Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, with precipitation in the forecast, too. Photo by Lan Gao.

A dramatic swing from the spring-like temperatures experienced through the day today and tomorrow, to double digits below zero tomorrow night may lead to flash freezing in the area, according to Environment Canada.

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly, the national weather agency said just before 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. This could result in sudden icy conditions on roads and walkways, with ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation freezing as the temperature drops, the weather warning detailed.

“A dramatic change in temperatures is expected on Wednesday with the passage of a sharp cold front. Temperatures are expected to go from well above freezing to below freezing in just a matter of a few hours,” Environment Canada said.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.”

The flash freeze warning is in effect for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Sharbot Lake, Stirling, Tweed, and South Frontenac Township, as of 3:50 p.m. For the most up-to-date forecasts and weather warnings, visit the Environment Canada website.

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