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Freezing Rain And Damaging Winds Heading Our Way

Posted: 2019-02-22 07:46:16 By: hbr

A special weather statement is in effect for:

  • Bracebridge - Gravenhurst
  • Huntsville - Baysville
  • Burks Falls – South River
  • Town of Parry Sound - Rosseau

Environment Canada is warning of the potential for freezing rain Saturday night and damaging winds and blowing snow on Sunday.  Precipitation associated with a strong low pressure system may begin as freezing rain Saturday evening before changing to rain overnight or early Sunday morning.

Damaging winds with gusts to 90 to 100 km/h are expected to develop Sunday afternoon. The strong winds will persist through Sunday night and gradually weaken on Monday.

In addition, flurries and blowing snow will develop Sunday afternoon. Local snowfall amounts in the 5 to 10 cm range are possible by Monday morning.

Environment Canada says visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero making travel hazardous. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Power outages are also possible.