UPDATE: Brockville Forecast: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Forecast from Environment Canada as of 11am
Special weather statement in effect for:
Brockville - Prescott
Gananoque - Mallorytown
Merrickville-Wolford - Kemptville
Westport - Charleston Lake
Potential ice storm for parts of Southern Ontario Saturday and Sunday. Heavy rain potential later Sunday and Sunday night.
A significant freezing rain event is looking increasingly likely for portions of Southern Ontario Saturday and Sunday as a slow-moving low pressure system approaches the area. Precipitation may start as rain, but increasing northeasterly winds will draw colder air from an arctic high pressure system to the north, resulting in a changeover to freezing rain or ice pellets. A few rounds of precipitation are likely during this period with a significant threat of prolonged freezing rain in some areas.
At this point, there is still considerable uncertainty with regards to which areas may be most affected. However, this has the potential to be a major ice storm for some regions with ice accumulations in excess of 20 millimetres possible. Ice accumulations of this magnitude combined with gusty winds to 60 km/h may result in widespread power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines.
Travel is also expected to be hazardous.
Today: Mainly cloudy. Rain beginning early this afternoon. High 8C.
Tonight: Rain ending late this evening then mainly cloudy. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 2C.
Friday: Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. High 6C.
Satursday: Periods of freezing rain or snow. High zero.
Sunday: Periods of freezing rain or rain. High 1C.
Monday: Periods of rain. High 4C.
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