Freezing rain possibly on its way to parts of Muskoka

Potential for freezing rain Thursday, ice storm this weekend

"Closer to the shores of lake Ontario is expected only rain". The freezing rain is expected to last until Sunday morning before changing to more heavy rainfall. - Freezing rain should fairly quickly to finish near highway 401, but can last for several hours in regions located further North, especially on high ground.

As well, a rainfall warning and freezing rain alert were issued for Chatham-Kent and Rondeau Park by Environment Canada.

It says the wintry weather is expected to continue into Sunday, and will likely lead to risky driving conditions. Thus an accumulation of ice is possible later on Saturday into Saturday night which will cause for some unsafe travel conditions.

UPDATE (11:08 a.m. Thursday, April 12): A special weather statement continues for Bracebridge - Gravenhurst, Port Carling - Port Severn, Huntsville - Baysville and Town of Parry Sound - Rosseau - Killbear Park areas. Freezing rain may also become mixed with or turn into ice pellets.




Environment Canada says the ice storm pelting parts of southern Ontario could be "historic", potentially downing trees and power lines and leading to widespread power outages.

Unfortunately, this might be due to a slow-moving, low-pressure system approaching the area, says Environment Canada. Freezing rain and sleet will gradually develop this afternoon into tonight. According to CTV News, by early afternoon around 8000 people were left without power.

Residents from the GTA and beyond are sharing their photos and videos from across the region as the storm passes through their neighbourhoods.

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