Canada Sunday storm could bring '24 hours of freezing rain': meteorologist

11:06  15 april  2018
11:06  15 april  2018 Source:   The Gazette

Freezing rain forecast for northern N.B.

  Freezing rain forecast for northern N.B. Freezing rain forecast for northern N.B. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the province, with freezing rain in the north and heavy rainfall in the south.

News 8 Storm Team Meteorologist Ethan Huston has the timing of the rain and freezing rain possible early Sunday and when it should transition to plain rain . Temperatures at the service will be cold enough that we could see freezing rain tomorrow morning.

"Many asking if [southern Ontario] could miss this weekend storm ," Weather Network Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott tweeted on Thursday. "But that's a long period of time, that's anywhere from 12 to 24 hours of freezing rain ."

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Ready or not, a spring storm is coming. You can’t hide.

On Saturday, Environment Canada issued freezing rain warnings for Southern Ontario, where power outages are expected.

The storm should hit Quebec on Sunday. It’ll continue in a northeast direction across the province through Tuesday.

Meteorologist Steve Boily says temperatures will hover around zero. This stands to change the type of precipitation experienced in the Montreal region.

“Going to work on Monday may be chaotic and the end-of-day commute could be even worse if we’ve had 24 hours of freezing rain,” Boily said. “I don’t want to be alarmist, but this is a scenario that can’t be ruled out.”

Montreal hasn’t been hit by a mid-April storm like this since 2007, the Environment Canada meteorologist said.

He advised drivers to wait until the end of the week before having their winter tires removed.

Spring ice storm leaves over 100,000 without power across Southern Ontario .
According to Hydro One, 104,000 customers remain without power, down from 120,000 Monday afternoon, as crews worked across several districts to restore electricity to households. Several safety bodies, including the Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario, warned residents that the icy weather may bring down wires and trees, contributing to the outages.We’re continuing restoration and repair work as over 104,000 customers remain without power. The storm is now making its way east. Report hazards such as downed lines and outages by calling us at 1-800-434-1235. #ONstormhttps://t.

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