Freezing Warning In Effect for Brampton and Surrounding Cities

Winter Weather Warning In Effect for Halton

Winter Weather Warning In Effect for Halton

"As the low approaches tonight (Saturday), freezing rain will likely become widespread again and persist into Sunday before changing to rain", reports Environment Canada.

The warning, which will go into effect at 2 p.m. on Saturday, warns that "significant icing and gusty winds" are expected, and that the ice accumulations will be around one half-inch. Accumulations of ice could be larger in the higher elevations, which would be crippling, and lead to many tree limbs and power lines coming down, especially into Wyoming County and the Bristol.

Localized flooding from the downpour is also possible, the national weather agency said in a statement Saturday morning.

Utility outages, which have already taken place in Chatham-Kent Saturday as the weather system moves across, may occur.

An ice storm sweeping through southern Ontario could down power lines, delay flights and lead to unsafe driving conditions.

While the rain is expected to taper off Monday, Environment Canada isn't forecasting any warm weather for the rest of the week. Thus an accumulation of ice is possible later on Saturday into Saturday night which will cause for some risky travel conditions.

Forecasts were calling for a lengthy period of freezing rain during the day on Saturday, returning Saturday evening.

It's not exactly known when the precipitation will turn back to rain Sunday but 25 millimetres, it may exceed that in some locales, of ice is expected to build up across the area by morning.

The ice storm warning means total ice accumulations of a half inch of ice are expected, making traffic hard and causing downed tree limbs and power lines.

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