"If model trends hold, the two most spoken words this weekend in southern Ontario won't be Merry Christmas; they will be 'Ice Storm'"-- Chris Scott, Weather Network chief meteorologist.
Freezing Rain WarningIssued at 9:20 PM EST Thursday 19 December 2013
Periods of freezing rain beginning tonight into Friday morning.Details
A disturbance from Texas will cause a band of freezing rain to develop late this evening for Southwestern Ontario and overnight for regions further east towards the Golden Horseshoe. The freezing rain will change to rain overnight for Southwestern Ontario and will quickly change to rain near the shores of Lake Ontario Friday morning. Elsewhere periods of freezing rain will persist into Friday evening. Ice accretion of up to 5 mm can be expected in some places. The freezing rain will be mixed with ice pellets at times. The precipitation will taper to freezing drizzle Friday evening and end Saturday morning. Poor travel conditions can be expected over the regions from early Friday into early Saturday. A second and stronger system could bring an ice storm to the regions late Saturday into Sunday morning. Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.