Weekend Ice Storm Forecast for Kingston Area

There is a special weather statement in effect for the Kingston area.

Environment Canada is warning about a potential ice storm for parts of Southern Ontario Saturday and Sunday.

Precipitation will start out as rain, but increasing winds will bring cold arctic are into the area, resulting in a changeover to freezing rain.

A few rounds of precipitation are likely over the weekend, with a significant threat of prolonged freezing rain in some areas.

Forecasters believe this has the potentional to be a major ice storm for some regions, with accumulations of 20 millimetres or more.

Ice accumulation combined with winds of 60 kilometres or more may result in widespread power outages.