A Huge Amount Of Rain And Freezing Rain Is Expected Tomorrow

Bore you make any plans for tomorrow, check the weather. A special weather statement is still in effect for southern Ontario as a winter storm approaches. At this point it looks like we will get a ton of rain. Global News Meteorologist Anthony Farnell says tomorrow alone we could get the amount of rain that we typically get in January & February combined. Then, it could switch over to freezing rain as the temperatures drop towards zero. Expect that in the late afternoon or early evening. The ground is still frozen and the rain can’t seep in so flooding is possible. The Grand River Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch.

4:43 AM EST Friday 10 January 2020
Special weather statement:

Heavy rain, strong winds and possible freezing rain Saturday into Sunday. Light rain or drizzle is expected to develop this morning before becoming heavier early Saturday morning. Rain, at times heavy, will continue Saturday into Sunday morning. Total rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm are possible with most of the rain falling Saturday. For areas further from Lake Ontario, rain is likely to change to freezing rain by Saturday evening and may last for several hours.

Strong southwest winds are also expected Sunday morning, especially along the Lake Ontario shoreline where winds may gust up to 90 km/h. There remains considerable uncertainty with exact rainfall amounts along with the location of freezing rain. Warnings will be issued as the event draws nearer. Travel will be impacted throughout Southern Ontario Saturday into Sunday.

Photo Credit: Anthony Farnell / Global News via Twitter

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan