Environment Canada Freezing Rain And Rainfall Warning

Environment Canada has continued the Freezing Rain Warning for Today and issued a Rainfall Warning for Tonight for the Halton – Peel, Hamilton, Waterloo – Wellington, Huron – Perth, London – Middlesex, Oxford – Brant, Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk, Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand, and Niagara regions.

 

There will be freezing rain over the course of the day turning into rain as the temperature rises this afternoon. That rain will continue overnight into Monday and could reach as much as 35 mm. Read more in the Warnings below.

 

Rainfall warning in effect:

 

Significant rainfall tonight.

Following a appreciable freezing rain event, a round of heavy rainfall is expected tonight. The rain may fall heavily at times with amounts likely in the 20 to 25 mm range. Some additional rainfall is likely into Monday, albeit lighter. Total rainfall amounts for Sunday night into Monday may be in the 25 to 35 mm range.

Please clear drainage basins of ice buildup in more urban areas. 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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

 

Freezing rain warning in effect:

 

A potentially historic ice storm expected this weekend. Significant power outages likely.

Following yesterday’s ice pellets and freezing rain, the more significant freezing rain event is about to get underway. Freezing rain will develop early this morning and may be rather heavy before it changes to rain later this morning or early this afternoon.

The ice buildup won’t likely be as severe as earlier expected – perhaps up to 10 mm. However, strong winds gusting to 70 km/h in combination with the ice accumulation will likely still result in many power outages due to fallen trees limbs and power lines.

Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads, worsened by fallen tree limbs.

Travel is not recommended. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and extremely hazardous. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

 

Info and Image from Environment Canada.

Posted in All Stories, News & Sports Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

+ Follow Us

 

+ Upcoming Events

  1. Spring Simcoe Parent Bazaar

    April 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Brantford Symphony Orchestra

    April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Brantford Earth Day Community Tree Plant

    April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

    April 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Canadian Federation of University Women Brantford’s General Meeting

    April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

+ On-Air & Shows