Ontario Independent

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

In Central Ontario, additional severe weather is predicted

More extreme storms is expected for central Ontario

Key takeaways:

  • Many special weather statements and advisories from Environment Canada are still in place for portions of Central Ontario.
  • According to Environment Canada, heavy rain is forecast in these areas, with the possibility of freezing rain.

For parts of Central Ontario, many special weather statements and warnings from Environment Canada are still in effect.

The following municipalities are under a special weather statement:

  •  Barrie
  •  Collingwood
  •  Hillsdale
  •  Midland
  •  Coldwater
  •  Orr Lake
  •  Orillia
  •  Lagoon City
  •  Washago

According to Environment Canada, these places are at risk of heavy and freezing rain tonight. This afternoon’s precipitation is likely to start as snow, then transition to a chance of freezing rain this evening.

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Meanwhile, the following places, which are under a freezing rain warning, should expect similar conditions:

  • Orangeville
  •  Grand Valley
  •  Southern Dufferin County
  •  Shelburne
  •  Mansfield
  •  Northern Dufferin County

While freezing rain is forecast, Environment Canada estimates that up to 5 centimeters of snow might fall by this evening.

Innisfil, New Tecumseth, and Angus are all under a special weather advisory, which includes the possibility of freezing rain.

From tonight through Monday, the rain is forecast to be the heaviest.

More extreme storms is expected for central Ontario
More extreme storms is expected for central Ontario. Image from UPI.com

Meanwhile, several villages in cottage country are ready for a storm. Huntsville and Baysville have been given a snow storm warning.

According to Environment Canada, heavy snow is forecast to begin this afternoon, leaving up to 20 cm on the ground before changing to ice and freezing rain tonight.

Parry Sound, Rosseau, and Killbear Park are all under a snowfall warning. This is predicted to start today and linger until Monday, with up to 20 cm of snow possible.

Due to the danger of freezing rain, a special weather statement has been issued for the nearby villages of Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Port Carling, and Port Severn. This system is set to go live tonight, putting motorists at risk.

The following areas in York Region have been issued with a special weather statement:

  • Newmarket
  •  Georgina
  •  Northern York Region
  •  Pickering
  •  Oshawa
  •  Southern Durham Region
  •  Uxbridge
  •  Beaverton
  •  Northern Durham Region

According to Environment Canada, heavy rain is forecast in these areas, with the possibility of freezing rain.

The system is forecast to pass through the area from tonight to Monday.

Source: CTV News

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