Environment Canada issues Freezing Drizzle Warning for Ottawa


OTTAWA, Nov. 9, 2023 – Winter is coming. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued a Freezing Drizzle Warning for Ottawa with possible light snow added in as well.

Canada’s trusted weather source says that Freezing drizzle or light snow continues through afternoon in the Ottawa area. Periods of freezing drizzle ending early this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 then light late this evening. Temperature steady near plus 1.

Hazard: Periods of freezing drizzle. Timing: Continuing this afternoon. Discussion: Freezing rain has now changed to freezing drizzle and light snow. Freezing drizzle is expected to persist with temperatures expected to remain near or just below freezing this afternoon.

Friday forecast Ottawa

For Friday it is expected to be cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers changing to 40 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h near noon. High 6. UV index 1 or low.

Friday night is expected to continue to be Cloudy, so stargazing will not be at a premium. There is a 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries early in the evening on Friday. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill minus 9 overnight.

ECCC warns that on Thursday in particular surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Freezing Drizzle affects

Freezing drizzle can produce thin, hard-to-detect layers of ice. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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