Special Weather Statement: rain, maybe ice pellets, freezing rain in Lake 88 listening area later Wednesday
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada for the Lake 88 listening area.
The government agency says a significant rainfall is expected tonight (Wednesday) and there is the risk of freezing rain this evening.
Freezing rain with ice accretions up to 5 mm leading to icy roads and local power outages.
The weather agency says a mix of snow and ice pellets late this afternoon is expected to change to freezing rain this evening and then rain tonight. Rainfall amounts of 10 to 20 mm are possible before rain tapers off Thursday morning.
The partially frozen ground may have a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall and localized flooding in low-lying areas will be possible.