Messy winter storm expected for southern Ontario on Saturday

Significant amounts of rain, freezing rain, and snow forecast for different areas of the province

Man clearing snow and ice from car during a winter storm

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of southern Ontario, including the Kawarthas, as a significant winter storm is expected to arrive on Saturday (January 11).

A low pressure system will affect southern Ontario this weekend, possibly bringing rain, freezing rain, and snow.

Significant rainfall amounts are expected for areas north of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Freezing rain is forecast for most areas, from east of Lake Huron to eastern Ontario, with significant ice build up possible.

Significant snowfall amounts are also expected for areas east of Georgian Bay.

There is still uncertainty as to which areas will be the most affected by this system. Environment Canada’s team of meteorologists at the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre in Toronto is closely monitoring the situation.

Environment Canada may issue weather warnings later in the week.