UPDATE 9PM Environment Canada has now ENDED the freezing drizzle advisory.
Temperatures are now expected to rise overnight to 6c and then turn sharply colder by Thursday afternoon.
PREVIOUS Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain advisory for the area, including Sault Ste. Marie. A warm front associated with a low pressure system is allowing a warmer air flow replacing the bitter cold from last week.
A mixed bag of precipitation can be expected from drizzle to wet flurries depending on elevation. As the drizzle hits colder surfaces, it can freeze on impact and start to accumulate ice. Temperatures are forecast to hang around the freezing mark overnight.
The warmer air is expected to hang around until late Thursday into Friday when a cold front ushers in much colder air to the area, dropping temperatures back to the minus double digits.
5:44 PM EST Wednesday 10 January 2018
Freezing drizzle advisory in effect for:
- Agawa – Lake Superior Park
- Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
- Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Areas of freezing drizzle are expected or occurring.
Freezing drizzle lasting well into the night in many places.
Freezing drizzle in reported across a large portion of northeastern Ontario late this afternoon. Temperatures are expected to eventually rise above zero changing the precipitation to occasional drizzle.
However, is some areas, especially in valleys, the freezing drizzle may last into early Thursday.