Ice Storm Possible for Ontario and Quebec This Weekend

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, April 13, 2018

It is looking increasingly likely that there could be a major ice event in Ontario this weekend.

This will cause serious impacts on travel.

Freezing rain will spread southwards across portions of Southern Ontario through Saturday morning, but will change to ice pellets or snow for some areas. 

Some locations could receive 20 mm of freezing rain through Sunday. There will be strong wind also.

It is likely this event will cause power outages.

When the freezing rain changes to rain, it will become heavy at times with 50 mm possible.

10 to 15 cm of snow is possible in Central and Eastern Ontario.

On Sunday, there will be more freezing rain in southern Ontario.

Central Ontario and southern sections of Northeastern Ontario could receive 10 to 20 cm of snow.

In Quebec a wintry mix of precipitation and strong winds is likely.

Snow changing over to freezing rain is a likely scenario for greater Montreal, the Outaouais and the Eastern Townships.

Regions further north will receive significant snowfall amounts.

The storm will continue on Monday, with heavy snow, freezing rain and strong winds spreading northward and eastward across the province.

The Team

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