Powerful storm to impact most of Ontario this weekend


A powerful storm is set to impact most of Ontario this weekend. The storm will bring snow, freezing rain, rain, and strong winds.


Northwestern Ontario

For areas east of Thunder Bay to the south of Moosonee, 5 to 15 cm of snow is possible, along with blowing snow at times. The heaviest amounts are expected Saturday night into Sunday morning. The snow is expected to continue into Sunday midday.


Northeastern Ontario

For locations near Highway 11 snow is expected on Saturday. 25 cm are possible from Marathon to Kapuskasing.


There is the potential for significant freezing rain accretion amounts of up to 10 mm. Precipitation will be heaviest Saturday night into Sunday morning. Precipitation is expected to continue into Sunday afternoon.


For the area from Wawa to Timmins snow is expected on Saturday. On Sunday more snow is anticipated. Snowfall totals of 25 cm are possible. Blowing snow is also expected. Snow could change to freezing rain for areas from Sault Ste. Marie to just north of Sudbury on Sunday morning. The freezing rain will transition to rain as the day progresses.


Central Ontario

Rainfall amounts of 15 mm are possible for areas near Huntsville and Kingston west to Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday. There is the possibility that some areas could see some localized flooding. The temperature will fall on Sunday night.


For the national capital region freezing rain is possible on Saturday night. The freezing rain will continue into Sunday morning. As temperatures rise on Sunday morning, freezing rain will change to rain with 15 mm expected.


Southern Ontario

On Sunday afternoon winds are expected to gust to 90 km/h along a cold front that is expected to pass through the region.


There is the potential for power outages.


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