New Weather Warnings Issued For Monday April 16

A rainfall warning is in effect. Environment Canada says heavy rain will fall all morning. There will also be some residual freezing rain near or north of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Rainfall amounts in the 20 to 30 mm range are likely by the times it tapers off from west to east today. They also say extra care should be taken during this morning’s commute because standing water is hazardous on poorly drained roads and highways, due to the weekend ice accumulation.

Fresh freezing rain warnings have been issued for Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus, Newmarket, Georgina, Northern York Region, Uxbridge, Beaverton, Northern Durham Region and right into the Kawarthas. Environment Canada says it’s a slower transition to regular rain in that swath. They warn that local power outages are likely.

Here are the latest weather warnings from Environment Canada:

4:51 AM EDT Monday 16 April 2018
Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • City of Toronto
  • City of Hamilton
  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Caledon
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County
  • Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County
  • Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region
  • Pickering – Oshawa – Southern Durham Region
  • Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region
  • Vaughan – Richmond Hill – Markham
  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
  • Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
  • Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County
  • Brantford – County of Brant
  • Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County

Significant rainfall gradually tapering off today. Rain at times heavy is affecting a good portion of Southern Ontario this morning, along with some residual freezing rain near or north of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Rainfall amounts in the 20 to 30 mm range are likely by the times it tapers off from west to east today.

Extra care should be taken during this morning’s commute. Standing water may be potentially hazardous on poorly drained roads and highways due to the weekend ice accumulation. Please clear drainage basins of ice buildup in urban centres. This will assist in more effective water flow and may prevent basement flooding.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.

5:02 AM EDT Monday 16 April 2018
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
  • Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
  • Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region
  • Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region
  • Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory
  • Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County
  • Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County
  • Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County
  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park
  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park
  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
  • Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County

Freezing rain gradually ending this morning. Localized power outages likely. The freezing rain is slowly transitioning to rain across the region, but will linger into this morning as temperatures struggle to rise above the freezing mark. It should change to rain a little later this morning.
Ice accumulations combined with brisk northeast winds will likely still result in some power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Beware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

 

 

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