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Good morning Barrie! Still under a rainfall warning and fog advisory

A further 5 to 10 mm of rain are likely before the rain ends this morning
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2018-02-21 morning pic 1
Fog creates an interesting effect with lights from the Barrie Armoury in the background. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

A rainfall warning and a fog advisory remain n effect.

Rain or snow ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Risk of freezing rain this morning. Fog dissipating this morning. Wind  gusting to 50 km/h this morning. Temperature falling to minus 2 this afternoon.

Cloudy tomorrow.  Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. High zero.

Daytime temperatures are forecast to be above zero through to next week. 

Here are the details of the rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake

Major rainfall event will end later this morning.

A further 5 to 10 mm of rain are likely before the rain ends with a cold front passage this morning. Total rainfall amounts from Monday night through today will likely be in the 40 to 60 mm range. Isolated amounts approaching 75 mm are possible.

This wet, record mild spell in combination with snowmelt is causing localized flooding across Southern Ontario.

If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Fog advisory in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

Areas of dense fog are persisting near a warm front draped across Southern Ontario. Visibilities are occasionally reduced to less than 100 metres. The fog is expected to lift this morning with the passage of a cold front.

If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.




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Sue has had a 30-year career in journalism working for print, radio and TV. She is a proud member of the Barrie community.
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