What goes up, must come down – the mercury, that is.
It turns out the two-day reprieve from the biting sub-zero temperatures – after a weeks-long deep freeze that’s prompted extreme cold warnings across Southwestern Ontario – was short-lived.
Environment Canada says a cold front is passing through the region Friday, a blast of cold air that will turn puddles and wet roads into ice rinks.
Temperatures have already started to drop in Norfolk and are expected to hit -12C tonight.
The mercury will stay well below the freezing mark through the weekend and into next week.
But cold air isn’t the only thing coming down Friday.
Rain – possibly turning to freezing rain, then snow – is expected midday.
The good news, Environment Canada said, is the snowfall will be limited to “a few centimetres at most.”
The national weather agency is urging drivers to be cautious on the roads and has issued a special weather statement for several parts of Southwestern Ontario including Norfolk, Haldimand and Brant counties.