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Weekend: Rain, freezing rain, possible ice storm


He says the storm's "impressive rainfall totals" could produce a total of 3 inches of rain and ice melt through late Monday. "Some ice pellets may be mixed in at times", an Environment Canada freezing rain warning read, noting there could be a lull in the precipitation Saturday evening.

Wind gusts to 40 miles per hour today and tonight teamed up with freezing rain late today and tonight could cause power outages.

"As the low approaches tonight (Saturday), freezing rain will likely become widespread again and persist into Sunday before changing to rain", reports Environment Canada.

And there is a lakeshore flood warning from noon on Saturday to 2pm on Sunday for Monroe and Orleans counties with the strong northeasterly winds possibly resulting in lakeshore flooding. However, there is a potential for this to be a high impact storm.

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"We're ready to respond 24/7", Hydro One said in a tweet.

Toronto's Pearson Airport says travellers should check their flight status online before heading out, because the weather could lead to cancellations.

Environment Canada called it "quite likely" that between 10 and 20 mm of ice would accumulate by Sunday morning, with even more possible in localized areas. Universities including Ryerson, Waterloo, McMaster and Wilfrid Laurier are delaying weekend exams due to weather.

"It is hard to determine the extent of flooding possible, so TRCA advises the public to stay alert to changing conditions", read a statement on the organization's website.

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