Freezing rain expected to coat WC overnight

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – Rain transitioning through a temperature drop has Environment Canada issuing a Weather Advisory for tonight (Jan. 4).

A mix of precipitation is expected throughout eastern Ontario overnight including “potential freezing rain” with ice accretion up to a few millimeters is possible. Snow and ice pellets. Total snow and ice pellet amounts of five to 10 centimetres by Thursday (Jan. 5) morning.

“Patchy light freezing rain or freezing drizzle is possible this morning, however a more significant period of ice pellets or freezing rain will develop this evening,” Environment Canada released in a statement today (Jan. 4). “There remains uncertainty regarding the amount of ice pellets and freezing rain at this time. An upgrade to a freezing rain warning may be required as the event draws nearer. Precipitation will transition to snow mixed with ice pellets overnight. Periods of light snow will linger through Thursday, though any additional accumulations are expected to be minor.”

Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit,, or call 511.

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