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Canada Southern, central Ontario braces for snow, ice pellets and freezing rain

15:15  01 december  2019
15:15  01 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

‘Wintry mix’ expected to bring freezing rain and snow to Southern Ontario

  ‘Wintry mix’ expected to bring freezing rain and snow to Southern Ontario Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Sunday advising residents in Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and the GTA of a "wintry mix."Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Sunday, advising residents in Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and the GTA of a "wintry mix.

Rain is changing to freezing rain as expected. It should persist into this evening. Some ice pellets may be mixed in at times,” an Environment Canada Huge tree downed in ice storm Freezing Rain Warning Freezing Rain Hits Toronto Ice storm hits Toronto Southern Ontario Ice Storm Ice Storm in

TORONTO — More than 40,000 people were without power and one busy Toronto airport had to shut down on Sunday, as southern and central Ontario were battered by another day of freezing rain and ice pellets .

A line of snow plows clears the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto on Tuesday, Feb.12, 2019 after a winter storm hit the region. © THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn A line of snow plows clears the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto on Tuesday, Feb.12, 2019 after a winter storm hit the region.

TORONTO — This may be a good day for residents of southern and central Ontario to stay home if they don't have to travel.

Environment Canada says a weather system will move into the region this morning bringing a messy mix of rain, snow, freezing rain and ice pellets, depending on temperature variables.

The Windsor, Sarnia and London areas can expect rain and drizzle this morning, changing to possible freezing rain tonight.

The Hamilton area is looking at periods of freezing rain and ice pellets, while the Greater Toronto and Kingston areas are bracing for periods of freezing rain, ice pellets and five to 10 centimetres of snow, whipped up at times by gusty winds.

London to greet December with freezing rain: Environment Canada

  London to greet December with freezing rain: Environment Canada The statement says a strengthening low pressure system is expected to 'bring a messy mix of weather to the area beginning late tonight or early Sunday morning.'Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for much of southwestern Ontario at 4:48 a.m. Saturday warning residents to expect freezing rain late into Sunday.

The mixture of freezing rain and ice pellets also made for nasty road conditions, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area. "These ice pellets have acted like very dense snow on the road," said Chris Scott, chief meteorologist with The Weather Network. "That's created treacherous driving conditions

[5] Formed in the South Central United States, the storm headed across the Great Plains towards Canada into Atlantic Canada and northeastern Before the storm, meteorologists predicted falls of a mixture of snow , ice pellets and freezing rain from two storm systems from Texas and the Great

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 15  -  Pedestrian at King St. and Bay St. endure the weather conditions in Toronto as sleet and rain howl through the city.  April 14, 2018. Bernard Weil/Toronto Star        (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images) © Getty TORONTO, ON - APRIL 15 - Pedestrian at King St. and Bay St. endure the weather conditions in Toronto as sleet and rain howl through the city. April 14, 2018. Bernard Weil/Toronto Star (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Roads will likely be slippery in many areas and police are advising motorists to drive accordingly — in other words slow down.

Air travellers are advised to check the status of their flights before heading to airports, and with freezing rain in the forecast utilities are gearing up for potential power outages. 


Snow falls in Toronto overnight, slippery morning commute ahead .
Snow has fallen overnight in Toronto and the surrounding GTA areas bringing with it a slippery and hazardous morning commute for Monday.Environment Canada has issued a Winter Weather Travel Advisory for early this morning.

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