Environment Canada has upgraded a special weather statement to a freezing rain warning, in effect for:

  • North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa
  • West Nipissing – French River

The national meteorological service is forecasting freezing rain overnight into Friday morning.

Precipitation will begin as snow late this afternoon or evening, then change to ice pellets. Ice pellets will change to freezing rain overnight. Freezing rain will continue for several hours before finally changing to rain Friday morning.

This winter weather is associated with a Colorado Low that will track across Northeastern Ontario Friday.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.