Major Ice Storm Could Hit Mississauga This Weekend

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In fact, at 3:29 p.m., the weather agency said "a potentially historic and ice storm expected this weekend" (which is something everyone has likely noticed and signed repeatedly over).

Patchy rain will blanket much of Southwestern Ontario Saturday morning before changing to freezing rain that will last into the evening before tapering off, Environment Canada said in a statement.

As this weather system is still a few days away, there remains uncertainty with regards to precipitation amounts and which areas will be most affected.

A moisture-laden low pressure area is heading this way, which is expected to force temperatures to fall near the zero-degree mark Saturday.

Rain associated with this low will switch to freezing rain on Saturday morning, and will likely persist for a number of hours into Saturday evening.

Ice accumulations of this magnitude combined with gusty winds to 60 km/h may result in widespread power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines.


Environment Canada said freezing rain, ice pellets and snow are affecting areas stretching from Windsor, Ont., up to the Muskoka region and east to Ottawa.

He says the storm's "impressive rainfall totals" could produce a total of 3 inches of rain and ice melt through late Monday.

Mother Nature is flexing her might as a winter storm is walloping Grey Bruce with heavy snow, freezing rain and ice pellets.

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

The national weather agency added that driving conditions could also be "hazardous" in some areas.

Travel will be hard at times.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.Travel will be hard due to ice covered surfaces and downed tree limbs and powerlines.

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