Freezing Rain – Rain and Snow

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Weather

Freezing rain to the north and heavy rain to the south. A strong low pressure system heading into the Great Lakes area is delivering a mixed bag of precipitation over the region.

Areas such as Hearst and areas to the north are under heavy snow for the day.

Meanwhile, southern areas of the district are in for a soaker of a day with heavy periods of rain lasting through to Thursday morning.

Freezing rain warning in effect for:

Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
White River – Dubreuilville
Freezing rain Wednesday night.

What:
Freezing rain. Ice accretion of 3 to 7 mm is expected.

Where:
Primarily a corridor along and north of Highway 101, including Timmins. This includes sections of Highway 17 and Highway 11.

When:
Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning.

Discussion:
Freezing rain is expected to develop as the temperature drops below the freezing mark on Wednesday night. Preceded with rain on Wednesday afternoon, the freezing rain will likely mix with ice pellets and snow overnight into Thursday morning. Ice accretion of 3 to 7 mm is expected.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Utility outages may occur.

Rainfall warning in effect for:

Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake
Rain, heavy at times is expected.

What:
Heavy rain. Total accumulations of 20 to 40 mm are expected.

Where:
East of Lake Superior, roughly in an area from Lake Superior Provincial Park to Sault Ste. Marie to Elliot Lake.

When:
Wednesday morning into Thursday morning.

Discussion:
Rain will begin late Wednesday morning and likely last through much of the day. A break in the rain may occur Wednesday evening before an additional round overnight. Rainfall accumulations of 20 to 40 mm are anticipated. The ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall due to being frozen and snow covered.

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.

Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

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