Canada’s thunderstorms, freezing rain, snow bring mix of messy weather

Canada’s thunderstorms, freezing rain, snow bring a mix of messy weather, with Southern Ontario and Quebec to see mild air with showers or thunderstorms on Tuesday.

Northeastern Ontario, including Timmins, are also under sinter storm warnings which could receive 20 to 30 centimetres of snow and ice pellet accumulation between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday night, causing reduced visibility. 

Also in the forecast is freezing rain and a potential flash freeze  which could cause dangerous travel conditions.

There is a snowfall warning for Northwestern Ontario  with 15 to 25 cm expected on Tuesday and snowfall rates of three to five cm per hour.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick would see significant rain and strong winds from Wednesday through Friday,  Central and eastern N.B. could see 30 to 60 millimetres of rain while southern parts of the province could see as much as 100 mm.  70 to more than 100 km/h wind gusts are also expected. 

Nova Scotia could also see strong winds and 30 to 60 mm of rain is in the forecast.

Extreme cold warnings are in place for central and northern Saskatchewan, including Saskatoon, as well as northern Alberta and Manitoba with wind chill values of -40 and colder are possible Tuesday morning and night, But conditions will be more moderate during the day.

B.C. would see a mix of wintry precipitation late Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway. 

Central and north coast are also under snowfall warnings with 15 to 25 cm possible in many areas between Tuesday and Wednesday morning.