UPDATE: 12:30PM Thursday: Environment Canada has now ended this special weather statement.
5:20 AM EST Thursday 22 February 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Freezing rain likely on Friday.
A low pressure system will spread snow mixed with ice pellets into the area early Friday morning. 2 to 4 cm of snow and ice pellets are expected before changing over to freezing rain later in the morning or afternoon. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.
The freezing rain threat will end Friday afternoon or early evening as the system moves east into Quebec.
Freezing rain warnings may be issued as the event draws closer.