|More snow and ice are forecast for a portion of this week. Roads are expected to be slippery so slow down. Let's avoid scenes like the accident above that involved 85 vehicles on the 401 near Oshawa on Friday. (Toronto Star)|
Along with the warm air will come a surge of moisture, so after the snow today look for a period of freezing rain by Tuesday afternoon from Kingston to Ottawa and east to Montreal. I imagine warnings for icy precipitation will be widespread, but at this time they have been posted only for southern Quebec. It is a little early for the event as we have the snow first but other regions around should be posting warnings as well by later today. By Wednesday it will be all warm air with rain, at time heavy and even the risk for a rumble of thunder. Record highs of plus 9 to as high as 14C (48-58F) are possible in southern Ontario and Quebec as well as New York and Vermont. The bizarre January weather will continue on Thursday as a cold front brings us back to reality with windy conditions, some snow and temperatures falling to -6C. It will be a challenging week for driving so take it slow out there and show some courtesy. Last week we saw a rash of accidents across the region including one involving 85 vehicles that closed the 401 in both directions near Oshawa for several hours late Friday.