Icy conditions on roadways are likely to continue as a fast moving low pressure system clips through the area on Tuesday afternoon and evening. While snowfall accumulations aren’t likely
to be great, the combination of near-freezing temperatures and driving wind will likely cause challenges with visibility and road conditions.
“The cold front will come in quickly and visibilities will drop very quickly,” says Terri Lang of Environment and Climate Change Canada. “We’re not looking at too much accumulation with it, maybe a centimetre or two, but we are expecting winds to come up, gusting out of the northwest.”
Lang says the winds should ease toward the end of the afternoon and overnight, leading into partly cloudy conditions.
The wind has been driving snow across area highways and sticking to the surface. Motorists have faced localized icy spots and drits in some regions, and those conditions are likely to continue.
“With the wind coming across, and some of the melting that might take place with the temperature forecast to go above the freezing mark, the roads are going to ice up fairly quickly. More challenging highway conditions.”
Check with the Highway Hotline if you have to head out for travels today and tonight. Cloudy conditions are expected to prevail through the end of the week, but winds are likely to abate.