UPDATED: Get Ready For a Hard Freeze


Flash freeze warning in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

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

Rain with fog changing to snow later today resulting in icy conditions.

This mild spell will be short-lived as a very strong cold front will cross the area from northwest to southeast this afternoon into early evening. Following the passage of the cold front, 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.

Temperatures will likely drop by 5 to 10 degrees within a few hours after the passage of the cold front.

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


Craig Huckerby
Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 35 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig is happy to be part of the Sault's newest media team and website, SaultOnline.com


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