Environment Canada has released has upgraded their weather statement to a freezing rain warning for certain areas in Renfrew County, most notably Barry’s Bay and Killaloe.

The say we will see a messy mix of snow and ice pellets beginning Wednesday morning changing to rain or freezing rain through the day.

Snow and ice pellets amounts of 2 to 5 cm are possible before changing to rain or freezing rain in the afternoon. However, with temperatures expected to remain near the zero degree mark there is uncertainty as to how much precipitation will fall as rain or freezing rain across the area.

Areas of Eastern Ontario including Ottawa may receive some freezing rain Wednesday afternoon followed by rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm. The higher terrain areas near Algonquin Park are likely to receive significant freezing rain in the afternoon and evening.

Warnings may be issued as the event draws closer.

For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District Office.

This precipitation is associated with a Texas Low that will track across Southern Ontario Wednesday and Wednesday night.