OTTAWA – A significant amount of freezing rain is on its way, Monday night into Tuesday, according to Environment Canada.
A freezing rain warning is in effect for the National Capital Region, as a developing Colorado low is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes for the start of the work week.
Snow is forecast to mix with ice pellets Monday afternoon before changing to freezing rain in the evening hours, and continue into Tuesday.
Several millimetres of rain could accumulate.
The freezing rain is expected to change to rain early Tuesday as the temperature rises above freezing, however, some areas of the Ottawa Valley could remain under the warning until Tuesday afternoon.
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Jill Taylor’s Ottawa Forecast:
Freezing rain warning continues.
Today: Cloudy with few flurries this morning then snow for afternoon (3-7cm)
Changing to freezing rain for evening, overnight.
Guaranteed high minus 3.
-5 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cloudy with few flurries.
-2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
-9 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tues
-7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday
Periods of rain.
Tonight: Freezing rain.
Temperature rising overnight.
Tomorrow: Periods of rain.
High near 3.
Wednesday: Sun and cloud and colder.
High near minus 9.
Thursday: Sun and cloud.
High near minus 13.
Friday: Sun and cloud.
High near minus 8.
According to records from 1939-2017)
Record high: 7.2 (1957)
Record low: -31.1 (1943)
Greatest rainfall: 22.9mm (1957)
Greatest snowfall: 21.6cm (1941)
Average high: -6
Average low: -16