The following is a Special Weather Statement for the Quinte region issued by Environment Canada shortly before 10 Thursday night.
Potential ice storm for parts of Southern Ontario Saturday into Sunday. Heavy rain potential later Sunday.
Rain ahead of a slow moving system is expected to change to freezing rain Saturday morning. The freezing rain will then change to ice pellets by the afternoon. Ice pellets possibly mixed with freezing rain or freezing drizzle is expected for the remainder of Saturday and Saturday night.
Ice pellets will change to freezing rain Sunday morning and to rain possibly heavy at times late Sunday or Sunday night. There remains considerable uncertainty with regards to how long the freezing rain will last before changing over to rain on Sunday. However, the potential exists for some locales to see amounts in excess of 20 mm of freezing rain on Sunday.
Ice accumulations of this magnitude combined with gusty northeast winds to 60 km/h may result in widespread power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines.
Winter driving condition are expected on untreated roads Saturday and Sunday.
Flooding may become a threat in some areas by Sunday evening.
Rain is expected to taper off later Monday.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.