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Flash freeze warning

Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly
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Environment Canada has issued a flash freeze warning for:

  • North Bay - West Nipissing, 
  • Greater Sudbury and vicinity, 
  • New Liskeard - Temagami, 
  • Témiscaming area, Que.
  • Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet, 
  • Huntsville - Baysville,

Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops.

Icy conditions Friday morning.

Following the passage of a cold front Friday morning, rain will change to snow and there will be a hard freeze as temperatures plummet. There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow. Snowfall amounts of up to 5 cm or so are possible Friday.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous.

Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Flash freeze warnings are issued when a rapid drop in temperature is expected, that can cause water from rain or melted snow on streets and sidewalks to quickly freeze.

Total rainfall amounts near 20 mm expected tonight.

This rainfall in combination with the melting snowpack may result in pooling of water on roads and low-lying areas. 

Also, dense fog patches have been reported across the area. Motorists should be prepared for sudden reductions in visibility. 

Periods of rain will change over to snow with the passage of a very strong cold front tonight. Flash freeze conditions are expected and a flash freeze warning has been issued.