Niagara region may be spared Environment Canada's possible freezing rain warning
Environment Canada is warning of possible freezing rain this evening and tonight for Niagara and other parts of southern and eastern Ontario.
The good news is that the Niagara region may be spared.
Meteorologist Mark Seifert tells CKTB temperatures are expected to rise through the afternoon and the early evening hours.
Seifert says by the time the precipitation arrives late this evening, temps should be above zero so it will just arrive as rain.
Read the agency's weather statement below:
A low pressure system from Colorado will move northeastward into Southern Minnesota by this evening, then continue northeast across the Upper Great Lakes into Northeastern Ontario Monday.
This low will drag a warm front across Southern Ontario tonight, then into Eastern Ontario Monday.
Rain will start in the Windsor area this evening, then spread across the rest of Southwestern Ontario as the warm front moves eastward.
There is some potential for brief freezing rain near and just north of a line from Grand Bend to the Hamilton area tonight, before the warm front moves through with rain then expected.
Further north and east, precipitation in advance of the warm front may start as snow later tonight, but is expected to change through ice pellets and freezing rain to rain on Monday as the warm front moves through.
Freezing rain may be prolonged in some areas, especially in the Ottawa Valley.
Motorists should be prepared for slippery driving conditions in areas that receive freezing precipitation.
Untreated surfaces may become icy.
Environment Canada continues to monitor the situation.
Freezing rain warnings may be issued for some regions later today as conditions warrant.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.