Significant ice, rain likely with weekend storm

Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain on tap for Almaguin this weekend

Winter isn't over yet according to the National Weather Service as meteorologists at the Buffalo weather station have issued a Winter Weather Advisory calling for freezing rain Saturday into Sunday. This combination of ice and wind could result in power outages due to fallen trees and power lines.

Roads may also become icy between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, and flooding is also possible in some areas later in the day on Sunday.

A powerful low will move across the Great Lakes, whipping up strong winds and heavy rain for most of southern lower MI through the day Saturday. There is a flood watch in effect from late Sunday night through Tuesday afternoon for Monroe and several other counties.

A prediction by Environment Canada that this could be a historic ice storm is coming true, with power outages being reported, unsafe driving conditions, fallen trees and cancelled flights. "We've got problems all over the place".

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"However, freezing rain will likely become widespread again".

The nasty ice and freezing rain will end by Noon Sunday with temperatures rising quickly. "It certainly has the potential to cause a significant impact for sure".

Hydro One said it has crews ready to respond to outages 24/7, and additional resources are on standby this weekend.

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.

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