Bracing for an ice storm

15 April, 2018, 00:57 | Author: Virgil Todd
  • Torontonians will wake up to a wet and slippery Monday morning after the wicked weekend weather

The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning from 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday for counties including Monroe, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming.

A slow-moving storm system, now in southeastern Nebraska, is expected to bring a variety of wintry weather to MI through Monday.

Another round of appreciable rain and potential thunderstorms is likely again later on Sunday.

A messy wallop of snow and ice and freezing rain will come a bit later than expected, but is due to reach Eastern Ontario Saturday evening.

On Saturday, Environment Canada issued freezing rain warnings for southern Ontario, where power outages are expected.

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Adding to further misery, the precipitation is expected to change to several hours of freezing rain at some point on Sunday.

By Sunday, parts of the region could be grappling with up to 25 millimetres of frozen ice accumulation. As of Thursday afternoon, there were no weather watches or warnings in place.

Unfortunately, this might be due to a slow-moving, low-pressure system approaching the area, says Environment Canada. Freezing rain may also become mixed with or turn into ice pellets.

The weather has left roads slippery, at a time of year when many people have already removed their winter tires. Freezing rain and sleet will gradually develop this afternoon into tonight.

Hydro One said it has crews ready to respond to outages 24/7, and additional resources are on standby this weekend.

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