April 15th, 2018 by

Freezing rain, rainfall warnings issued for Quinte region

(Photo: Anita James Bell / Submitted)

Environment Canada has issued two weather warnings for the Quinte region Sunday.

Freezing rain warning in effect for:

Belleville – Quinte West – Eastern Northumberland County
Cobourg – Colborne – Western Northumberland County

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.

4:53 AM EDT Sunday 15 April 2018
Rainfall warning in effect for:

Belleville – Quinte West – Eastern Northumberland County
Cobourg – Colborne – Western Northumberland County
Significant rainfall tonight.

Following a appreciable freezing rain event, a round of heavy rainfall is expected tonight. The rain may fall heavily at times with amounts likely in the 20 to 25 mm range. Some additional rainfall is likely into Monday, albeit lighter. Total rainfall amounts for Sunday night into Monday may be in the 25 to 35 mm range.

Please clear drainage basins of ice buildup to assist in more effective water flow.

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.