Environment Canada updates statement on potential 'major ice storm' this weekend

Apr 13 2018, 3:51 am

Environment Canada has issued yet another weather statement for Toronto, and it’s still all about this weekend’s potential major ice storm.

According to the latest statement, Toronto should expect freezing rain, ice pellets and heavy rain.

“Rain ahead of a slow moving system is expected to change to freezing rain Saturday morning,” states the weather warning. “By Saturday afternoon the freezing rain will become mixed with ice pellets with periods of ice pellets and freezing rain forecast to continue through Saturday night.”

Saturday is showing freezing rain, with a high of 2°C.

Environment Canada is also forecasting is “pure freezing rain early Sunday morning” and then change to rain heavy at times by afternoon. Timing the change to rain is difficult and freezing rain may persist in northern areas of the city.

Environment Canada

Along with the rain, northeast winds will gust to 70 km/h at times this weekend.

Winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon.

Environment Canada warns that there will be potential for a few power outages on Saturday, which may become more widespread by Sunday morning as the freezing rain sticks to surfaces and combines with gusty east to northeast winds to cause falling tree limbs and power lines.

Flooding may become a threat in some areas later Sunday or Sunday night.

Rain is expected to taper off Monday… Here’s hoping.

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