Second round of freezing rain possible for Kingston area

Photo by Hal Gatewood.

For the second day in a row, Environment Canada is alerting communities across most of eastern Ontario of the possibility of freezing rain.

Here in Kingston, Environment Canada’s Special Weather Statement, issued at 2:52 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 25, 2024, is advising residents of possible freezing rain overnight tonight and into Friday morning.

The national weather agency noted that slippery conditions are likely due to the possible freezing rain.

“Rain is expected to move into the area overnight. Temperatures should be very near the freezing mark, so there is a threat of freezing rain, particularly inland from Lake Ontario,” the statement reads.

“Any freezing rain should change to rain as temperatures rise above the freezing mark.”

North of Kingston, a freezing rain warning is in effect for the Sydenham area, which warns of possible freezing rain beginning on the morning of Friday, Jan. 26, 2024.

“Several hours of freezing rain are likely,” the warning notice reads.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.”

Freezing rain warnings are in effect across most of eastern Ontario. Visit Environment Canada’s weather alert page for the most up-to-date information.

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