Freezing rain is falling

WEATHER: Freezing, heavy rain for Abbotsford

Temperatures heating up, but lots of rain for Thursday

The snow is finally over for now, but Abbotsford residents will now have to deal with freezing heavy rains and wind on Thursday.

Freezing rain will continue to fall from local skies until about 11 a.m., when it will move to heavy but normal precipitation.

The heavy rains will continue for the remainder of the day. Winds will also be high, blasting at approximately 50 kilometres per hour from the southwest for most of the late afternoon and early evening.

Temperatures will reach a high of nine later in the afternoon.

Here is today’s forecast from Environment Canada:

Today: Freezing rain at times heavy changing to rain at times heavy late this morning. Rainfall amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming southwest 40 to 60 this afternoon. High 9.

Tonight: Rain at times heavy changing to showers after midnight. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind southwest 40 to 60 km/h becoming south 20 this evening. Low plus 5.

 

 

As for schools, all of the Abbotsford School District facilities will be closed on Thursday due to the poor conditions. Employees designated as winter services personnel are expected to report to work.

All private schools in Abbotsford are also closed on Thursday.

For the University of the Fraser Valley, all morning and afternoon classes have been cancelled. For classes starting at 4 pm or later, the status has yet to be determined. UFV officials will make the call at noon today.

Columbia Bible College has also cancelled all morning classes, and will let students know at 11 a.m. about afternoon classes.

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