Freezing Rain Warning for Hamilton & Niagara

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Snow and freezing rain are expected to hit Hamilton and the Niagara Region Tuesday night before the temperature soars above zero, bringing strong winds and rain.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the area and says a Colorado low will head northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay Wednesday, bringing a “dramatic change in the weather” along for the ride.

The weather agency predicts a band of snow will move through the region tonight dropping two to four centimetres of snow. That will switch to freezing rain for several hours later that night before a warm front changes it to regular rain.

Temperatures will briefly jump above freezing and strong, southwesterly winds gusting 70 to 80 km/h are expected later in the day Wednesday.