Alerts for: Barrie - Orillia - Midland

Statements

3:31 PM EST Saturday 20 January 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

Freezing rain likely developing on Monday.

A Colorado low is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes for the start of the work week. Some inconsequential drizzle or light flurries may be present during the Monday morning commute. A few areas north from the Oak Ridges Moraine into the Dundalk Highlands may also have some freezing drizzle.

However, a more significant freezing rain threat appears quite likely during the day Monday. Brisk easterly winds are expected to pump in colder air, causing temperatures to dip to near or just below the zero degree mark. As a result, incoming precipitation from the low will likely fall as freezing rain, especially Monday afternoon and potentially into the evening. The Monday evening commute may be significantly impacted by icy roads.

Freezing rain warnings will likely be issued as the event approaches.

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

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