A Big Winter Storm Could Hit This Weekend – Special Weather Statement In Effect

It’s still a few days away and things could change but you need to start preparing for a possible significant winter storm coming this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for southern Ontario as the storm approaches.  Right now it looks like snow, rain and freezing rain are all possible. It’s likely going to be a combination of all three with several hours of freezing rain possible.  Travel is expected to be hazardous. Here are the details:

In Effect4:19 AM EST Wednesday 08 January 2020
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Toronto
  • City of Hamilton
  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Caledon
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
  • Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County
  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region
  • Pickering – Oshawa – Southern Durham Region
  • Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region
  • Vaughan – Richmond Hill – Markham
  • Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County
  • Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County
  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
  • Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
  • London – Parkhill – Eastern Middlesex County
  • Brantford – County of Brant
  • Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk
  • Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County
  • Strathroy – Komoka – Western Middlesex County
  • Chatham-Kent – Rondeau Park
  • Windsor – Leamington – Essex County
  • Rodney – Shedden – Western Elgin County
  • St. Thomas – Aylmer – Eastern Elgin County
  • Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory
  • Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County
  • Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County
  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Port Carling – Port Severn
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park
  • Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County
  • Goderich – Bluewater – Southern Huron County
  • Listowel – Milverton – Northern Perth County
  • Stratford – Mitchell – Southern Perth County
  • Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County
  • Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County
  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
  • Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County
  • Sarnia – Petrolia – Western Lambton County
  • Watford – Pinery Park – Eastern Lambton County

Significant winter storm expected Saturday. A low pressure system will impact southern Ontario this weekend. Rain, freezing rain, and snow are all possible with this system. Significant rainfall amounts are expected for areas north of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Freezing rain is expected to affect most areas from east of Lake Huron to eastern Ontario. Significant ice accretion or build up is possible. Snow will affect areas east of Georgian Bay with significant snowfall amounts. Travel is expected to be impacted.

There is still uncertainty as to which areas will be the most impacted with this system. The Ontario Storm Prediction Centre will be closely monitoring the situation. Warnings may be issued as the event draws nearer.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan