After ending their earlier special weather statement for Kingston and the area advising of “significant rainfall”, Environment Canada has now issued a winter weather travel advisory for tonight and into Friday.
Specifically, the warning was issued at 2:23 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas.
The national weather agency noted that five to 10 cm of snow is expected for the area, and the snowfall may be heavy at times. Freezing rain may also occur tonight, Environment Canada added, with light ice accretion possible on untreated surfaces.
“Rain beginning early this evening will transition to snow later this evening or overnight. A brief period of freezing rain is possible during the transition from rain to snow tonight,” the advisory reads.
“Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.”