Record breaking temperatures cause big mess in the north
Weather warnings across Northern Ontario Jan.11/18
Record breaking temperatures in Northern Ontario
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:17PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:53PM EST
What goes up, must come down and the weather in Northern Ontario is no different.
It’s turning out to be a couple weeks of roller coaster weather, going from extreme cold to mild, record-breaking temperatures across the region, to upcoming flash freeze warnings.
Thursday, rain and thick fog enveloped a large section of the North, but that will not last for long.
Environment Canada has issued warnings of flash freezing and snowfall for much of our area overnight when temperatures are expected to fall dramatically back down.
As temperatures drop, standing water, and slush will freeze, making surfaces slippery and dangerous.
Heavy snowfall warnings are in effect for the communities of Kapuskasing-Hearst and Timmins-Cochrane, where they can expect snowfall of 15 to 25 cm and gusty north winds of up to 50 km/h that can greatly affect visibility for motorists.
Extra precautions are advised when travelling during these conditions.