WC to get ‘messy mix of wintry weather’ starting Wednesday

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada is calling for a “messy mix of wintry weather beginning late Wednesday (Feb. 16).”

Environment Canada is calling for 15 to 25 millimetres of rain starting Wednesday night through to Thursday evening (Feb. 17).

“Freezing rain mixed with ice pellets possible, Thursday afternoon and evening,” Environment Canada released in a statement today (Feb. 15). “Snow, at times heavy, Thursday afternoon through Friday (Feb. 18) morning.”

Environment Canada says 10 to 20 cm of snow possible starting Thursday evening.

“A low-pressure system is expected to track northeast across Lake Erie and Lake Ontario Thursday night which could bring a messy mix of wintry precipitation to southern Ontario,” Environment Canada said. “Precipitation will likely begin as rain late Wednesday and transition to snow Thursday afternoon. Freezing rain and ice pellets are also possible Thursday afternoon and evening. At this time the track of the low-pressure system is uncertain, and as such precipitation type, timing and amounts may change.”

Environment Canada says road closures are possible and utility outages may occur.

For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.

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