Freezing rain expected for Monday morning travel

(Newswatch Group, File)

LEEDS-GRENVILLE – Some snow coupled with possible freezing rain is expected to hit Brockville and Leeds-Grenville tonight and continue into the Monday morning commute.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement this morning (Sunday) calling for 4-8 centimeters (1.6-3.1 inches) of snow as a low pressure system tracks east across the Great Lakes.

It will start as snow tonight, then change to freezing rain early Monday morning before switching over to rain by Monday afternoon.

Areas in western Leeds-Grenville – Gananoque, Mallorytown, Westport and Charleston Lake – already have a freezing rain warning in effect for tonight with heavy rain also possible.

The weather agency says drivers should be prepared for “hazardous travel conditions” due to the ice buildup and places that already have snow could experience localized flooding.