Canada Sunday storm could bring '24 hours of freezing rain': meteorologist

11:06  15 april  2018
11:06  15 april  2018 Source:

Round 2 of storm hits southern Ontario

  Round 2 of storm hits southern Ontario Round 2 of storm hits southern OntarioThe system is affecting an area that stretches west to east from Windsor, Ont., into Quebec and north to south from North Bay, Ont., to Lake Ontario.

News 8 Storm Team Meteorologist Ethan Huston has the timing of the rain and freezing rain possible early Sunday and when it should transition to plain rain . Temperatures at the service will be cold enough that we could see freezing rain tomorrow morning.

"Many asking if [southern Ontario] could miss this weekend storm ," Weather Network Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott tweeted on Thursday. "But that's a long period of time, that's anywhere from 12 to 24 hours of freezing rain ."

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On Saturday, Environment Canada issued freezing rain warnings for Southern Ontario, where power outages are expected.

The storm should hit Quebec on Sunday. It’ll continue in a northeast direction across the province through Tuesday.

Meteorologist Steve Boily says temperatures will hover around zero. This stands to change the type of precipitation experienced in the Montreal region.

“Going to work on Monday may be chaotic and the end-of-day commute could be even worse if we’ve had 24 hours of freezing rain,” Boily said. “I don’t want to be alarmist, but this is a scenario that can’t be ruled out.”

Montreal hasn’t been hit by a mid-April storm like this since 2007, the Environment Canada meteorologist said.

He advised drivers to wait until the end of the week before having their winter tires removed.

Winter storm could dump 20 cm of snow on Churchill .
Winter storm could dump 20 cm of snow on Churchill A winter storm watch is in effect for the northern part of the province, with Churchill likely to get the worst of it.


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