4/13/2018 11:31:46 AM

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for all of Huron and Perth Counties including Goderich, Bluewater, and Exeter. Significant ice build-up is slated for this weekend due to an ice storm that is likely to hit the region this weekend. A low-pressure system from the Central Plains States is heading towards the lower Great Lakes this weekend, and when it gets closer a brisk northeasterly wind is scheduled to pump cold arctic air, which will force temperatures to fall near or below the zero mark on Saturday. The weather agency says that rain associated with the low-pressure system will then switch over to freezing rain, and likely persist for a number of hours into the evening. Some snow may fall north of Highway 7 later on Saturday as well, and ice build-up of 10 to 20 millimeters appears likely across the region by Sunday morning. The ice combined with gusty northeast winds up to 60 km/h may result in widespread power outages, and dangerous winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads. Some flooding may occur in some areas as well but the rain is expected to stop on Monday. Lambton County including Grand Bend is still under a special weather statement warning of the ice storm.

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