Freezing Rain WarningIssued at 12:35 AM EST Sunday 22 December 2013
Major ice storm will continue into this morning. A significant frontal boundary from near Windsor to near Hamilton eastwards across Lake Ontario continues to move southwards slowly as a slightly colder northerly flow starts to establish itself. Although areas near Peterborough changed back to snow, freezing rain is expected again overnight. Over areas from Southern Lake Huron through the Greater Toronto area eastwards to Kingston freezing rain will persist into this morning. A Texas low continues to track towards the Lower Great Lakes and will generate substantial moisture over the area. As a result a major freezing rain storm is expected for portions of Southern and Eastern Ontario. Additional freezing rainfall amounts on the order of 15 to 25 mm are possible by this morning. As a result, ice accumulation on trees and power lines could potentially create widespread power outages and downed trees or tree limbs. Nearly 50,000 customers are without power as of midnight. Driving conditions on untreated roads could become very hazardous as well. Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution and adjust travel plans accordingly.Details
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
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