Watch for freezing rain, power outages, treacherous driving conditions

Watch for freezing rain, power outages, treacherous driving conditions

Watch for freezing rain, power outages, treacherous driving conditions

"A fast-moving low pressure system will cross southern Ontario Thursday bringing an area of rain with it".

A significant ice storm is predicted for Sunday and some power outages are likely. However, as the low gets close to Southern Ontario Saturday night, freezing rain is expected to move back in, and may persist well into Sunday before changing over to rain, heavy at times.

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.

While the rain is expected to taper off Monday, Environment Canada isn't forecasting any warm weather for the rest of the week.

"There remains considerable uncertainty with regards to how long the freezing rain will last before changing over to rain on Sunday", it reads.

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

In the Greater Toronto Area, the weather agency predicts that there could be ice buildup of about 15 millimetres, noting that ice pellets are also likely.

Ryerson University cancelled afternoon exams on Saturday, although the morning exams were expected to go ahead as scheduled. The combination of ice accumulation and strong winds may result in power outages because of fallen tree limbs and power lines.

Environment Canada called it "quite likely" that between 10 and 20 mm of ice would accumulate by Sunday morning, with even more possible in localized areas.

Travel is also expected to be hazardous.

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

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