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Weather across the province is about to get crazy as a cocktail of precipitation is expected, as well as strong winds and very low temperatures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Environment Canada has issued several weather alerts for freezing rain or heavy rain in many communities across northeastern Ontario.

FREEZING RAIN

Officials say rain is expected to development Monday afternoon before turning to freezing rain in the following areas Monday evening:

  • Blind River – Thessalon
  • Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake
  • Sault Ste. Marie - St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay

In the Greater Sudbury area, freezing rain is expected to develop Tuesday morning as temperatures fall below zero.

Periods of freezing drizzle or snow could develop overnight.

Surfaces may become icy and slippery, so take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Drivers should watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

HEAVY RAINFALL

Rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm are expected in the following communities by Tuesday morning before changing to a brief period of snow:

  • Espanola
  • Killarney
  • Manitoulin Island
  • North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa
  • West Nipissing - French River

MIX OF SNOW, ICE PELLETS AND FREEZING RAIN

Scattered areas of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain are expected throughout Monday afternoon and carry into the evening for:

  • Agawa - Lake Superior Park
  • Kirkland Lake – Englehart
  • Temiskaming Shores - Temagami

Stay tuned for Will Aiello's full 7-day weather forecast for northern Ontario.