Rain, Freezing Rain, Snow And Windy Weather This Weekend

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Special weather statement issued for:
York – Durham,
Barrie – Orillia – Midland,
Port Carling – Port Severn,
Bracebridge – Gravenhurst,
Haliburton – Minden – Southern Haliburton County,
Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes,
Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes,
Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County,
Dufferin – Innisfil,
Caledon,

Freezing rain or snow will begin after midnight Saturday night, but should change to rain later Saturday night or Sunday morning. The areas most likely to see prolonged freezing rain include higher terrain areas such as the Dundalk Highlands and the Oak Ridges Moraine, while portions of Central Ontario may see 5 to 10 cm of snow before changing to rain.

Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions including accumulating snow and icy roads. Freezing rain warnings may be issued for some areas as the event draws nearer.

In addition, southwest winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h may develop on Sunday and persist for much of the day.

The wintry mix and gusty winds are associated with a Colorado Low that will track through Northeastern Ontario on Sunday.

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.

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