Freezing rain warnings end in Ottawa-Gatineau

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Ice clings to tree branches in January 2015 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Ice clings to tree branches in January 2015 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press - image credit)

Thursday's freezing rain warnings have ended in parts of eastern Ontario and Gatineau.

The agency issued a freezing rain warning around 6:45 a.m., saying a brief period of freezing rain was expected early Thursday morning for Ottawa-Gatineau, Prescott-Russell and the Cornwall area.

It ended for the Ottawa and Cornwall areas around 10:30 a.m. and elsewhere around 11:30 a.m.

All warnings were expected to end when that freezing rain changes to rain by noon. Thursday's high is 5 C in Ottawa.

Environment Canada calls for a rainy, foggy Ottawa night that shouldn't dip below the freezing mark. Friday, that temperature should fall and the rain should turn into about five centimetres of snow.

A special weather statement is in effect for communities north of Gatineau because up to 10 centimetres of snow could fall there on Friday. Forecasters aren't yet sure if it will end up being more rain than snow.

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