Freezing rain warning , heavy ice possible

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freezing rain

7:51 PM EDT Saturday 14 April 2018
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

Blind River – Thessalon
Espanola – Killarney
Manitoulin Island
Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Freezing rain beginning Sunday afternoon or evening.

A large low pressure area will bring a messy mix of precipitation to the region. Ice pellets, possibly mixed with snow will move in from the south on Sunday morning near Lake Huron then in remaining areas during the afternoon. The precipitation will change over to freezing rain Sunday night, which is expected to persist into Monday morning.

Ice accumulations combined with strong northeast winds gusting to the 50 to 70 km/h range may result in power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines.

There is uncertainty with regards to precipitation amounts and which areas will be most affected. There is potential for this to be a high impact freezing rain event, particularly Sunday night into Monday.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break.

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