Ont. freezing rain warning lifted

Environment Canada has lifted the freezing rain warning for Ontario.

Environment Canada has lifted the freezing rain warning for Ontario Tuesday.

Light snow and a period of freezing rain had been forecast for eastern Ontario as a storm rolled up from the United States.

The weather system was expected to make drivers miserable as it tracked eastward from Windsor and Niagara Falls to the Toronto area, then north to Algonquin Park and east to Ottawa. But by the afternoon another weather system taking aim at the East Coast had robbed it of its energy, CBC climatologist Ian Black said.

Environment Canada earlier warned of the potential of a flash freeze later in the day, as temperatures are expected to drop well below zero in the evening. As much as two centimetres of snow is also expected during the night.

Motorists on untreated roads could still face slippery conditions.

Northern Ontario will also get snow as a low-pressure system from the U.S. moves over the upper Great Lakes. Some areas between Lake Superior and James Bay could get 10 to 20 centimetres.