Mixed precipitation earmarked for WC this weekend

WEST CARLETON – A mix of precipitation including freezing rain is expected in West Carleton this weekend according to Environment Canada.

“Snow, ice pellets, and a prolonged period of freezing rain is possible this weekend,” Environment Canada released in a statement today (Dec. 10).

Environment Canada says several weather hazards may be possible this weekend including several hours of freezing rain, three to eight millimetres of ice accretion and potential local power outages and slippery surfaces in a special weather statement.

Environment Canada expects precipitation will begin Saturday (Dec. 12) morning and last into Sunday.

“An approaching system will bring a transition zone of precipitation with it from roughly the Dundalk Highlands east to Ottawa and eastern Ontario,” Environment Canada said. “Along this zone, several hours of freezing rain may be possible, favouring ice build up on untreated surfaces and power lines. Precipitation will likely include a mix of rain, snow, ice pellets and freezing rain.”

Snowfall accumulations are generally anticipated to be limited to five centimetres or less.

“A Freezing Rain Warning will be considered as this event draws nearer,” Environment Canada said.