Ice Storm Warning issued this weekend

Hydro Ottawa crews remained hard at work Tuesday fixing broken equipment such as these hydro poles on Fisher Avenue

Hydro Ottawa crews remained hard at work Tuesday fixing broken equipment such as these hydro poles on Fisher Avenue

That combined with gusty northeast winds may result in power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines.

The best chance of seeing ice storm conditions will be between northern Kent County and Cadillac Saturday night and Sunday morning.

An area of rain and isolated thunderstorms is expected to affect extreme southwestern Ontario.

Significant rain may fall late Sunday and Sunday night, creating localized flooding.

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Freezing rain is also expected overnight into Sunday before changing back to heavy rain as temperatures rise above 0.

Utility outages, which have already taken place in Chatham-Kent Saturday as the weather system moves across, may occur.

Environment Canada is warning an ice storm is likely to hit Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara this weekend, bringing with it freezing rain and ice pellets.

It says the wintry weather is expected to continue into Sunday, and will likely lead to risky driving conditions.

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In some areas of southern Ontario "much longer" freezing rain can be on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15. Freezing rain may also become mixed with or turn into ice pellets.

Unfortunately, this might be due to a slow-moving, low-pressure system approaching the area, says Environment Canada.

The weather left roads slippery, at a time of year when many people had already removed their winter tires. "However, the potential exists for some locales to see amounts in access of 20 millimetres of freezing rain on Sunday".

This story originally appeared on 680 News.

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