Freezing rain warning for Chatham-Kent

ice 22Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Chatham-Kent as of 12:12 a.m.

We can expect a mixture of snow and freezing rain overnight.

It may be early spring, but it’s no surprise that mother nature is still in a wintery mood. A potent disturbance currently over Southern Michigan is expected to carve a path across Southern Ontario overnight with the centre of low pressure likely to cross just south of the Toronto area.

A brief period of heavy snow followed by freezing rain is expected near Lake Huron reaching the Golden Horseshoe overnight. It will end quickly from west to east towards morning, but not before delivering several centimetres of snow followed by a period of freezing rain. The snow and freezing rain may come down quite heavily at times in the overnight period. Most of the snow preceding the freezing rain is expected from Huron-Perth to Toronto. From Sarnia to Hamilton and south to Lake Erie, precipitation will be mainly freezing rain changing to rain. Although the duration of freezing rain is not expected to be significant, the accumulation of a few millimetres of ice may lead to hazardous travel conditions on untreated roads.

Travellers are urged to use caution overnight due to poor visibilities in heavy snow followed by slippery conditions on untreated roads.