ENVIRONMENT CANADA WARNS OF ICE STORM
4/11/2018 2:38:15 PM


   
There is a special weather statement in effect for all of Huron and Perth County including Goderich, Bluewater, and Exeter. Environment Canada is calling for a potential ice storm for parts of Southern Ontario this weekend. A fast-moving low-pressure system will cross Southern Ontario tomorrow and bring an area of rain with it, and the precipitation may start as freezing rain early in the morning before changing to rain as the temperature increases. According to the weather agency, a much more significant freezing rain event is looking increasingly likely this weekend, as a slow moving low approaches the area. Participation is expected to start as rain, but increasing northeasterly winds will draw colder air from an arctic high-pressure system to the north which will result in a change over to freezing rain. As of now, it is uncertain what areas will be affected, and areas closer to Lake Ontario and near Highway 401 may remain above the freezing rain mark limiting the ice, while areas further north are likely to be impacted the most. 20 millimeters of ice is possible in some areas, and gusty winds of 60 km/h could result in power outages and travel is expected to become hazardous.

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