Freezing rain possibly on its way to parts of Muskoka

Freezing rain possibly on its way to parts of Muskoka

"As the low approaches tonight (Saturday), freezing rain will likely become widespread again and persist into Sunday before changing to rain", reports Environment Canada. Wind gusts of up to 60 km/h are also possible and have the capacity to down tree limbs and cause power outages. Up to 25 millimetres of rain is expected by Sunday morning.

Wind gusts to 40 miles per hour today and tonight teamed up with freezing rain late today and tonight could cause power outages.

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In some areas of southern Ontario "much longer" freezing rain can be on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15.

The agency is warning the public to stay off the roads, as driving conditions are likely to become treacherous with the blast of wintery weather.

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"We've got cars in the ditches, we've got cars on the concrete wall, we've got cars facing the wrong way", he said. Enough rain may fall later Sunday into Sunday night for some flooding to be an issue to deal with then. Travellers are being warned to check their flights online before heading out.

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

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Cooler air moves in Sunday, and heavy icing (half an inch) is possible north of I-96 and some lighter icing may occur in Kent, Ottawa and Ionia counties. According to CTV News, by early afternoon around 8000 people were left without power. In some areas, the wind knocked down trees and power lines prompting police to issue warnings to keep a distance.

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