Environment Canada says there’s a risk of freezing rain today in Central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press)

Environment Canada says there’s a risk of freezing rain today in Central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press)

Freezing rain warning for Red Deer and central Alberta

Roads and may become icy

A freezing rain warning is in effect this morning for Red Deer and central Alberta.

Environment and Climate Change Canada says periods of freezing rain will change to periods of snow or freezing rain this afternoon in Red Deer. About 2 cm of snow is expected to accumulate.

The temperature is forecast to reach a day time high of 1 C.

Periods of snow, or freezing rain, is expected to end this evening, followed by a 30 per cent chance of flurries and a low of -11 C. The wind chill this evening will reach – 6 C, and-17 C overnight.

Environment and Climate Change Canada says freezing rain is occurring over parts of southern Alberta, and the rain will slowly move northeastward out of the province by this evening.

Even if air temperatures are above zero, some surfaces can still be cold enough for rain to freeze.

Although the main precipitation band moved out of Calgary, some freezing rain might form around noon near the Foothills and affect the region.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. People should be careful when walking or driving in affected areas. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.



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