Freezing rain warning issued for Halifax by Environment Canada


Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the entire Halifax region as a low-pressure system makes its way across the province Sunday and into Monday. Snow mixed with ice pellets may accumulate 2cm to 5cm by Sunday morning before changing to freezing rain.

Sunday's high should hit -2 C, before falling to an overnight low of -11 C.

A brief period of snow may precede the freezing rain, but any snowfall accumulations are expected to be minimal.

The weather is expected to clear by Sunday evening and into next week.

Environment Canada is warning that surfaces such as highways and roads may become icy and slippery. Slow down and maintain a safe driving distance. "The snow associated with this system will reach Central Quebec this afternoon and eastern areas later in the evening".

The latest bout of winter weather comes after Toronto received 6.8 centimetres of snow Friday afternoon, wreaking havoc with the afternoon commute.