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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Snow, risk of freezing rain, heavy rain, gusty winds in Canada

Weather: Snow, risk of freezing rain Friday night then heavy rain, gusty winds and 12 C Saturday

Key Takeaway:

  • A unique weather statement is in effect warning of a chance of “wintry precipitation” followed by hefty rain and strong winds on Friday night through Saturday night.
  • The weather agency said a robust cold front making its way through southern Ontario is expected to bring snow on Friday night.

A unique weather statement is in effect warning of a chance of “wintry precipitation” followed by hefty rain and strong winds on Friday night through Saturday night.

Rainfall warnings areas the weather event draws closer, Environment and Climate Change Canada said Friday morning.

Weather: Snow, risk of freezing rain Friday night then heavy rain, gusty  winds and 12 C Saturday | Ottawa Citizen
Freezing rain is likely along the Ottawa River. Image: ottowacitizen

The weather agency said a robust cold front making its way through southern Ontario is expected to bring snow on Friday night, then a brief period of freezing rain Saturday morning switching to rain as temperatures rise above freezing.

Freezing rain is likely along the Ottawa River.

Potential hazards include:

  • 20 to 40 mm rainfall.
  • Strong winds are gusting up to 70 km/h.
  • Risk of a period of freezing rain.

Friday’s weather is for snow ending in the morning, then the risk of drizzle in the morning to a high of 0 C with the wind of up to 15 km/h.

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Periods of snow are expected to start on Friday night with the risk of freezing rain before morning, with the wind coming southwest at 20 km/h before morning and the temperature being steady at 0 C.

The look for Saturday is rain, at times heavy, with the risk of freezing rain in the morning and rainfall of 15 to 25 mm. At 20 km/h is expected to become Southwest 20, blowing to 40 in the morning then again increasing to 40 gusting to 70 in the afternoon.

Saturday’s forecast high is 12 C, and then the mercury will drop to -7 C overnight.

Sunday and Monday are like the calm after the storm, with the forecast mixed with skies and highs of 0 C and 4 C. Lows are -2 C on Sunday night and -5 C Monday night.

“Normals” for this year are highs of -3 C and lows of -10 C.

Sunrise is seen at 7:31 a.m.; sunset is at 4:20 p.m.

Source-CTV news

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