Sunday, 22 April, 2018

Ice Storm Warning will be in effect through Sunday

Tree damage in Kenmore from past stormy weather Tree damage in Kenmore from past stormy weather. Credit WBFO News file
Faye Gross | 15 April, 2018, 00:24

High winds could make it worse; a high wind watch is in effect for the Tug Hill, where gusts could hit 60 miles per hour. In areas north of Highway 7, Saturday night could bring some snow instead of freezing rain, or a mix of the two. The temperature will remain steady near minus 4C.

A freezing rain warning is now in effect for Stratford.

We'll see freezing rain possibly changing to ice pellets this morning, then snow or ice pellets (5 to 10 cm) in the afternoon.

Disruptions to commerce and weekend activities are possible from the snow, ice and wind, especially from mid-Michigan northward.

Rain is expected to taper off later Monday.

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That said, Environment Canada says this "has the potential to be a major ice storm for some regions with ice accumulations in excess of 20 millimetres possible". About one-half-inch of ice is expected to accumulate.

Significant rain may fall late Sunday and Sunday night creating localized flooding, according to Credit Valley Conversation (CVC), which issued a flood watch on Friday, April 13. The freezing rain will continue into Sunday morning before transitioning back to rain Sunday afternoon.

An ice buildup up to 15 mm appears likely by late Sunday.

A prediction by Environment Canada that this could be a historic ice storm is coming true, with power outages being reported, risky driving conditions, fallen trees and cancelled flights. It may exceed that in some locales. Strong winds gusting to 60 km/h are also expected tonight and Sunday.

Travel could be hard with ice covered roads and the potential of downed trees, limbs and power lines.

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