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Freezing rain warning issued for Kingston and area

Photo by Hal Gatewood.

Environment Canada has issued a Freezing Rain Warning for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, and Consecon, due to the likelihood of freezing rain on Sunday night and into Monday.

“A low pressure system will track east across the Great Lakes Sunday through Monday,” the national weather service advised.

According to Environment Canada, precipitation will begin as snow on Sunday afternoon, then will change to ice pellets or freezing rain on Sunday evening, before changing to rain by Monday morning.

Environment Canada expects local rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm, from Sunday to Monday night, accompanied by strong winds with gusts of 70 to 90 km/h.

“Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to ice build-up,” Environment Canada warned. “Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Localized flooding is possible for areas that have recently received accumulating snowfall. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees.”

The Warning was upgraded from a Statement at around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday night.

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