UPDATE: Freezing rain alert ENDED.

Environment Canada is saying the Parry Sound area could be hit with patchy freezing rain Friday evening.

As a  result, the agency has issued a Special weather statement for the region.

Precipitation moving into the regions late this morning may begin as freezing rain or a mix of freezing rain and snow.

The freezing rain could last for a few hours before temperatures rise above the freezing mark.

Ice build-up is possible on elevated surfaces.

Untreated surfaces such as roads, especially bridges and overpasses, and walkways may also become icy.

If you wish to report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.