Possible 'high impact' storm for weekend in SD&G

Katrina Barker
April 14, 2018

Environment Canada warned that the rain could cause flooding in some areas by Sunday night, and would likely continue into Monday.

A powerful area of low pressure will slowly crawl across the state this weekend.

So, if there's a storm this weekend, it also has the potential to be unsafe and cause widespread effects and tough travel.

Freezing rain is also expected overnight into Sunday before changing back to heavy rain as temperatures rise above 0. Freezing rain may become mixed with or turn over to ice pellets at times, with some areas receiving a few centimetres of the ice pellet mess.

Parts of southern Ontario could be in for a "much more significant" freezing rain event on Saturday and Sunday. There is a flood watch in effect from late Sunday night through Tuesday afternoon for Monroe and several other counties. Total snow and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 20 cm are likely by tonight. Temperatures actually will get colder as the day goes on with numbers close to freezing in the afternoon. It may exceed that in some locales.

Environment Canada said there will be strong winds with gusts up to 85 km/h in some areas.

"Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice", the National Weather Service said.

Unsafe winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads Saturday and Sunday, worsened by fallen tree limbs.

The companies say that their first priorities are to respond to known incidents of downed power lines to make the situations safe.

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