Special Weather Statements And Flash Freeze Warnings In Effect

There is a flash freeze warning in effect for Dufferin County, Waterloo, Peterborough and other areas outside the city plus a special weather statement in effect for the GTA. Basically, there is a lot of water on the roads and it will freeze. That will make the roads and sidewalks very slippery. Drive safe and if you can, stay off the roads. Here are the warnings and statements:

4:38 AM EST Friday 12 January 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Toronto
  • City of Hamilton
  • Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand
  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Caledon
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
  • Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
  • Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region
  • Pickering – Oshawa – Southern Durham Region
  • Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region
  • Vaughan – Richmond Hill – Markham
  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
  • Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County

Potential for icy conditions later this morning and afternoon. Rain and patches of dense fog will continue to affect the area early this morning. The rain is forecast to change to snow by midday as temperatures plummet with the passage of a cold front. There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots could become icy and slippery. Extra care should be taken when walking or driving in affected areas. The snow is forecast to taper off behind the cold front, limiting snowfall amounts to a few centimetres at most.

 

4:33 AM EST Friday 12 January 2018
Flash freeze warning in effect for:

  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County
  • Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County
  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
  • Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
  • Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory
  • Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County
  • Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County
  • Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County
  • Haliburton – Minden – Southern Haliburton County
  • Oxtongue Lake – Fort Irwin – Northern Haliburton County
  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Port Carling – Port Severn
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park
  • Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County
  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
  • Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County

Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops. Icy conditions this morning.
Following the passage of a cold front this morning, rain will change to snow and there will be a hard freeze as temperatures plummet. There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 cm are also possible today. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Flash freeze warnings are issued when a rapid drop in temperature is expected, that can cause water from rain or melted snow on streets and sidewalks to quickly freeze.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

 

 

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