Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans
4:44 AM EST Wednesday 21 December 2011
Freezing rain warning for
Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans continued
Freezing rain beginning later this morning.
A low pressure system originating in Texas is forecast to track over Lake Ontario this evening. Precipitation ahead of this low has spread into Southern Ontario and will reach the National Capital Region by noon.
The precipitation will encounter colder air in Eastern Ontario and will likely begin as snow or freezing rain. The precipitation is expected to change over to rain after a few hours over regions near the Kawarthas and Haliburton Highlands. However regions near the Ottawa River could experience an extended period of freezing rain of 6 hours or more.
Freezing rain amounts will likely be in the 5 to 10 millimetre range. The precipitation is expected to taper off in Eastern Ontario late this evening.