Freezing rain warning for Kingston and area

Photo by Sydney Rae.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, and Consecon, with a prolonged period of freezing rain expected Wednesday night.

The national weather service says it is expecting freezing rain with 3 to 5 millimeters of ice accretion, with showers or light rain transitioning to freezing rain on Wednesday night, switching to snow and ice pellets overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.

“There will be the risk for scattered showers across the area Wednesday with steadier rain expected to develop late Wednesday afternoon,” Environment Canada said in the advisory. “The rain is expected to transition over to freezing rain Wednesday night as temperatures drop to or slightly below freezing. Freezing rain will transition to snow, at times mixed with ice pellets late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.”

According to Environment Canada, periods of light snow will linger through Thursday, though any accumulations are expected to be minor.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery,” Environment Canada warned. “Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.”

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