Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning and a rainfall warning across Chatham-Kent.

Freezing rain warning

Forecasters say a period of freezing rain is expected late today into tonight.

“A moisture laden low pressure area over the Central Plains States will amble towards the lower Great Lakes this weekend. As the low approaches, brisk northeasterly winds will pump in colder Arctic air, forcing temperatures just below freezing later this afternoon,” Environment Canada officials say.

Significant rain today will change to freezing rain late this afternoon becoming patchy tonight, officials say.

“A lull in precipitation is likely tonight, followed by another round of freezing rain late tonight. Several hours of freezing rain are likely with this event before it changes to rain Sunday.”

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Utility outages may occur.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Rainfall warning

Forecasters say significant rainfall is expected today.

An area of rain and isolated thunderstorms is expected to affect extreme Southwestern Ontario today.

“The significant rain today will change to freezing rain late this afternoon over Chatham-Kent,” Environment Canada officials say.

Another round of appreciable rain and potential thunderstorms is likely again later on Sunday.

Total rainfall amounts for the weekend may be in the 30 to 40 mm range with localized amounts near 50 mm.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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