freezing rain


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freez′ing rain′


n.
rain that falls as a liquid but freezes into glaze on contact with the ground.
[1790–1800]

freezing rain

- Rain that freezes on impact with the ground or objects.
See also related terms for impact.
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* Heavy snowfall, freezing rain, ice, rain, and thunderstorms slammed parts of the Eastern U.S.
A mix of freezing rain and snow was expected to transition from freezing rain late in the evening through early Tuesday morning.
Freezing rain near Moffat and Lockerbie saw several crashes along the M74, along with powercuts in Moffat and Dunragit, near Stranraer.
The road was covered in ice, very strong winds and freezing rain."
Forecasters had warned that freezing rain can pose risks to drivers and pedestrians as slippery black ice surfaces can form very quickly.
Meanwhile, the rest of the UK was hit by freezing rain, snow and bitter winds.
A spokesman for the Met Office said the longer term forecast was complicated by Storm Deirdre, the weather system that has led to freezing rain this weekend.
Black ice may form quickly due to the freezing rain, affecting bus and train journeys, as well as flights.
The North East has been warned to expect some extreme weather later on Saturday with heavy freezing rain expected to develop in the afternoon.