Edmonton, other parts of Alberta should brace for freezing rain: Environment Canada

Edmonton, other parts of Alberta should brace for freezing rain: Environment Canada
Freezing rain warning issued for the BC and Alberta Peace
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for parts of central and northern Alberta — including Edmonton — on Monday as it warned people to prepare for freezing rain later this week.

The weather agency said freezing rain is expected across parts of the northern half of the province beginning Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning.

“There is still some uncertainty as to the exact timing and location for which regions will see the greatest impact from the freezing rain,” Environment Canada said on its website.

Global Edmonton meteorologist Jesse Beyer said “warm and moist Pacific air moving in will bring some less-than-ideal precipitation parameters.”

“With warm and moist conditions aloft, there will be the development of liquid precipitation,” he said, “but below-freezing surface temperatures will lead to freezing rain and icy conditions for some areas, including Edmonton.

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  A warm front will move through Northeast B.C. today bringing with it freezing rain.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing raining warning for the B.C. Peace and Alberta Peace.  The rain could start this morning in the B.C. Peace before the front moves into Alberta.

For updated highway conditions, visit www.drivebc.ca or if your travelling to Alberta, use 511.alberta.ca

A warm front moving through northeastern British Columbia this morning is bringing with it an area of freezing rain.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

A low pressure center is forecast to develop over northeastern British Columbia this morning bringing with it an area of freezing rain. Freezing rain will develop in Peace Country later this morning and progress northward throughout the afternoon. The area of freezing rain will move into the Northwest Territories tonight.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ABStorm.