Freezing rain expected for the Sault this weekend

Additionally, a winter storm watch is in effect for areas north of the Sault. Untreated surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery, Environment Canada says

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbor – Batchawana Bay

Freezing rain is expected Saturday afternoon and night.

A few centimeters of snow or ice pellets are possible Saturday before changing to freezing rain Saturday afternoon or evening. Freezing rain will change to rain early Sunday morning as temperatures rise above the freezing mark. Ice accretion of 5 to 10 mm is possible by early Sunday morning.

Colder air will be ushered back into the area by Sunday afternoon, with precipitation changing to snow once again, along with a brief risk of freezing rain.

Untreated surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Local power outages may be possible. Consider changing travel plans accordingly as hazardous winter traveling conditions are possible.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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Special weather statement in effect for:


  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park


A winter storm will bring significant freezing rain to the area this weekend.

Snow is expected to start early Saturday morning, becoming mixed with ice pellets in the afternoon. The snow will change to freezing rain Saturday night and continue into Sunday morning before transitioning back to snow Sunday afternoon. Ice accretion of 10 mm is possible. Snow and ice pellet accumulations of 5 to 10 cm are likely as well.

Untreated surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Local power outages may be possible. Consider changing travel plans accordingly as hazardous winter traveling conditions are possible.


Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.


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Winter storm watch in effect for:


  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville


Winter storm this weekend.

Significant snow and freezing rain is expected this weekend as a Colorado low approaches the region.

Snow will begin Saturday morning or afternoon. The snow is expected to change to freezing rain or ice pellets Saturday night into Sunday morning before transitioning back to snow Sunday afternoon. Total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 cm are possible by Sunday evening. Ice accretion of 2 to 5 mm is also possible.

Consider changing travel plans accordingly as hazardous winter traveling conditions are likely.


Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.


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