A mixed, wintery bag of weather has begun to dump itself out over eastern Ontario and western Quebec Sunday.
Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for an area stretching from Kingston to Upper Gatineau.
There’s also a winter storm warning in place for the Pontiac region of Quebec.
While areas to the north could see as much as 25 centimetres of snow, the Ottawa area will experience “several hours” of freezing rain starting Sunday evening, according to Environment Canada.
CBC Ottawa climatologist Ian Black said the area could see three to seven centimetres of snow before freezing rain begins.
It goes like this. Snow at times 2day. 3-7 cm. High -3. Fr rain 11pm - 4am, then rain on top thru 8am w/ temp 2C, then falling to -9C L8 Mon— Ian Black (@BlacksWeather) January 5, 2014
Environment Canada said snow will start to fall in the Pontiac Sunday evening before changing into freezing rain overnight.
Their weather alert said 10 to 20 millimetres of freezing rain could fall there and other parts of Quebec.
Both weather alerts said cold temperatures will set in after the storm passes.
Monday’s high temperature in Ottawa is forecasted to be just above 0 C, while the overnight low is –24 C.
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