Freezing Rain Coming to Toronto, Ottawa

Ice storm in Coldwater

Ice builds up on a table at Mount St. Louis Moonstone in Coldwater Ont. on Tuesday Jan. 17 2017

In a special weather statement, Environment Canada is warning of a snowstorm beginning Monday and continuing Monday night and Tuesday for Greater Sudbury and area. Rainy and slightly-above-freezing conditions were expected to continue Monday night and into Tuesday before temperatures plunged to -8 C Tuesday night.

However, freezing rain amounts should be "fairly light" in southern areas of the county, including Innisfil and New Tecumseth, the weather agency said.

Temperatures will hover around the freezing mark which means some patchy freezing rain is likely for the Monday evening commute, especially north of the city.

A major winter storm is coming to Quebec early in the week and it's expected to launch with snow, then rain, wind and freezing rain.

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Several millimetres of rain could accumulate.

Drivers in those areas were being warned of likely icy roads Monday evening, as well as the possible for power outages.

The government agency has issued a weather warning about the freezing rain for: Montreal, the Eastern Townships, Lanaudière, the Laurentians and the Richelieu Valley.

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