The snow and ice pellets expected Saturday night in Eastern Ontario will change to freezing rain by Sunday morning, Environment Canada reports.
Snow and ice pellets are expected to start tomorrow night (Friday) in SD&G and continue until Saturday night with "significant accumulations possible", the agency said.
And there is a lakeshore flood warning from noon on Saturday to 2pm on Sunday for Monroe and Orleans counties with the strong northeasterly winds possibly resulting in lakeshore flooding.
He says the storm's "impressive rainfall totals" could produce a total of 3 inches of rain and ice melt through late Monday.
Environment Canada is warning of possible power outages related to the freezing rain and the gusting winds from the northwest are expected to accompany the storm.
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Rain started Saturday morning then changed into freezing rain, with ice pellets and high wind making driving hard. "We've got problems all over the place". - Freezing rain should fairly quickly to finish near highway 401, but can last for several hours in regions located further North, especially on high ground.
Toronto's Pearson Airport advised passengers to check their flight status before leaving, with hundreds of flight cancellations and delays being reported by Saturday afternoon.
By Sunday, parts of the region could be grappling with up to 25 millimetres of frozen ice accumulation. By early Saturday afternoon, over 7,000 people were without power.
Drivers were urged to take extra care, as gusty winds and broken tree limbs could add to the danger on icy roads.