UPDATE: Freezing rain warning issued for Waterloo Region

April 13, 2018

Ice storm likely this weekend. Significant ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected.

A moisture laden low pressure area over the Central Plains States will move slowly towards the lower Great Lakes this weekend. As the low gets closer, brisk northeasterly winds will pump in cold arctic air, forcing temperatures to fall to near or below the zero degree mark on Saturday.

Read the full warning.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

To report severe weather, send an email to: ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

Monitor updates on Twitter from Environment Canada for Waterloo Region at @ECAlertON82

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