Ice Storm Warning will be in effect through Sunday

Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain on tap for Almaguin this weekend

Significant icing and gusty winds are expected.

A powerful area of low pressure will slowly crawl across the state this weekend. Some ice pellets may be mixed in at times.

An ice storm sweeping through southern Ontario could down power lines, delay flights and lead to unsafe driving conditions.

Rain will likely turn into freezing rain, which is expected to continue for a few hours into the evening.

Dufferin County, parts of Simcoe, Peel and Wellington County were hit hard April 4th when freezing rain coated everything, knocking out power to thousands. In areas north of Highway 7, Saturday night could bring some snow instead of freezing rain, or a mix of the two. Total snow and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 20 cm are likely by tonight.

Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain on tap for Almaguin this weekend
Freezing rain a possibility says weather service

The forecast calls for rain on Saturday morning turning to freezing rain later in the day with the temperature falling to about 31 degrees by 3pm. Enough rain may fall later Sunday into Sunday night for some flooding to be an issue to deal with then.

The ice accumulations (a quarter-inch or more possible in mid-Michigan) and strong winds may create numerous power outages.

Travel is also expected to be hazardous.

Risky winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads Saturday and Sunday, worsened by fallen tree limbs.

Stay away from fallen power lines. Environment Canada warned that people in or near the city should "be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions".

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