CORNWALL, Ontario – Environment Canada has issued a Freezing Rain Warning for Wednesday, March 30.
“Precipitation is forecast to begin late this afternoon. This precipitation will likely begin as snow and ice pellets, but will quickly transition to a period of freezing rain in the evening. Two to four hours of freezing rain will be possible before ending overnight,” the warning from Environment Canada reads. “Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.”
Ice accretion on the roads could amount to between one and two centimeters. The freezing rain is expected to stop falling sometime overnight.
According to The Weather Network, rain mixed with snow is expected to begin falling in Cornwall at around 5 p.m., but that will change to freezing rain at around 8 p.m. when temperatures dip below zero degrees Celsius.
By early Thursday morning, the freezing rain will turn back into rain as temperatures warm to the low single digits. Rain is forecasted to continue throughout the day on Thursday, ending late Thursday evening at around 10 p.m.
The high temperature for Thursday will be around 16 degrees Celsius.
Going into the weekend, Friday will see a mix of rain and snow with a high of four degrees and a low of minus two over night. Saturday, sun and clouds with a high of seven and a low of minus one. Sunday, rain and snow with a high of five degrees and a low of minus one.