Issued at 04:19 Wednesday 08 January 2020
WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada is expecting a “significant winter storm,” this Saturday (Jan. 11).
The federal weather service is expected rain, freezing rain and snow throughout the weekend.
A low-pressure system will impact southern Ontario this weekend,” Environment Canada released in a statement this morning (Jan. 8). “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,” Environment Canada said. “The Ontario Storm Prediction Centre will be closely monitoring the situation. Warnings may be issued as the event draws nearer.”
To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.