Extreme cold warning in effect for Kingston

( Jan 12, 2017 - Kingston, ON) Environment Canada has issued a Flash Freeze warning and an Extreme Cold Warning for:

  • Kingston - Odessa - Frontenac Islands
  • Napanee - Consecon
  • Picton - Sandbanks Park

Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops.

Icy conditions late this afternoon into this evening. Following the passage of a cold front this afternoon, rain will change to snow and there will be a hard freeze as temperatures plummet. There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow.

Snow at times heavy, along with local blowing snow, is expected to continue until midday Saturday. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected by this time.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. 

In addition, patches of dense fog will continue to affect the area today.