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Freezing rain, strong winds possible Saturday

New storm system moving into area this weekend, Environment Canada says
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5:32 PM EDT Thursday 23 March 2023
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener - Cambridge - Region of Waterloo
  • Mount Forest - Arthur - Northern Wellington County

Freezing rain and strong winds possible Saturday.

The active weather pattern of late continues this weekend, with the arrival of another storm system. Precipitation will likely begin as a period of freezing rain or a brief period of snow followed by a rapid transition to a period of freezing rain.

The freezing rain may last for a few hours before transitioning to showers or rain Saturday afternoon. A few millimetres of ice accretion will be possible before the transition to rain, especially over the higher terrain of the Dundalk Highlands.

In addition to the potential for freezing rain, strong winds gusting up to 70 or 80 km/h are also expected Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening.

The combination of strong winds and any ice build up may lead to local power outages.

There remains uncertainty as to the exact location and timing of any freezing rain and the duration and location of the strongest winds. People are advised to monitor future forecasts for additional details.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.