Flash freeze warning issued for Ottawa area

Thursday's weather forecast for Cape Breton

Away from the water, a flash freeze was expected to occur across southern Ontario late Friday afternoon as a cold front swept through the area.

Environment Canada has put Waterloo region and Wellington County under a special weather statement due to rainy conditions that will be quickly followed by a return of the winter weather.

Much colder temperatures will move in with the passage of this cold front by early Friday morning.

Flooding was anticipated Friday in some low-lying areas of the Grand River watershed. Rain will quickly transition to snow, with a risk of brief freezing rain during the changeover.

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Forecasts warned of possible periods of freezing rain during the flash freeze before switching over to show.

There's a snowfall warning for areas along the St. Lawrence River such as Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall, with up to 20 centimetres possible by Saturday afternoon.

Though we started out with a high of 10 C, the temperatures will fall to below freezing during the afternoon.

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