POSTED AT: 4:31 AM EST Monday 11 February 2019
Special weather statement in effect for:
Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
Several hours of freezing rain Tuesday.
Precipitation will begin as snow overnight. Snow will change briefly to ice pellets, with 2 to 5 cm accumulation, before changing to freezing rain. Freezing rain will continue for several hours before changing to rain Tuesday afternoon. Travel is likely to be affected.
Additionally, strong easterly winds gusting up to 80 km/h are expected Tuesday.
This freezing rain is associated with a Colorado low that will cross Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.
Freezing rain warnings may be required as this event draws closer.
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.