Freezing rain warning ends in Waterloo Region

Prepare for power outages in upcoming winter storm

Prepare for power outages in upcoming winter storm

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for 7 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday, and forecasters warned of the risk of freezing rain and ice accumulation for much of MA, along with northern Rhode Island and CT, southern New Hampshire, and Vermont.

"The freezing precipitation will change over to plain rain or drizzle near midnight as temperature briefly nudge above the zero degree mark".

The stage is set for a variety of weather to take place in the WGEM viewing area with freezing rain, fog, rain, thunder, strong wind, sleet, snow, and minor flooding all possible and quite likely at times over the next 24 hours!

It could be a fun day, he said, "if you don't have to work or drive in it".

Although several school buses were cancelled in the Kingston region on Wednesday morning, several school boards in the area asked parents to come pick up their children due to the possibility of freezing rain.

A number of universities and colleges have also closed down.

Toronto is having a bit of a wild weather day.

Fluffy the cat thawed out after being caught in Montana snow
Her owners think she may have been scared by something and not able to make it back to a safe spot. Fluffy's temperature was so low the staff couldn't even measure it on their thermometer.

"Our biggest concern is icing into and during the Thursday AM commute", the service said.

Salters were on standby at locations across the city beginning at 4 a.m. and have been busy throughout the day.

A drop in temps is expected Thursday night.

There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. "Although it looks like Mother Nature may have the upper hand sometimes we will get these roads in good shape".

"We have seen little bit of everything today".

"Current information suggests five to 10 mm of freezing rain is possible, which could result in broken tree branches and local power outages".

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