ECCC warns of possible freezing rain QC/ON Thursday night


Alerts for: Gatineau

Statements

10:11 AM EST Wednesday 26 December 2018 Special weather statement in effect for:


A period of freezing rain possible Thursday night.

Precipitation ahead of a low pressure system on Thursday evening is expected to begin as snow or freezing rain before changing over to rain as temperatures warm up significantly. The exact duration of freezing rain is difficult to predict at this time however travel could be impacted or become hazardous at times.

Freezing rain is expected to change to rain by early Friday morning, but may persist a bit longer in the Ottawa Valley. Freezing rain warnings may need to be issued for this event.


Statements

11:02 AM EST Wednesday 26 December 2018 Special weather statement in effect for:


Possible freezing rain event on Friday...

A low pressure system will intensify over the American Midwest today and is expected to reach Western Quebec Thursday evening. Precipitation associated with this system will begin as snow before changing over to freezing rain early Friday morning over Southwestern Quebec or later in the day over central and northwestern regions. Freezing rain is expected to last for a few hours until temperatures rise above the freezing mark.

Surfaces such as roads and walkways could become icy, slippery and treacherous.

Consider modifying any non essential travel plans.