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Wet, windy Saturday may bring freezing rain for Barrie area

Travel conditions impacted, local power outages possible, Environment Canada says
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5:25 PM EDT Thursday 23 March 2023

Special weather statement in effect for:

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

A wet and windy Saturday with the potential for snow or a brief period of freezing rain.

Precipitation in the form of snow or possibly freezing rain is forecast to develop Saturday morning. Any snow or freezing rain will rapidly transition to rain late Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon as temperatures quickly rise above zero. Some impacts to travel will be possible Saturday morning.

In addition to the wintry precipitation and rain, strong winds gusting up to 70 or 80 km/h are also expected Saturday into Saturday night. Given the forecast of these strong winds, local power outages will be possible.

There remains uncertainty as to the exact details of this coming weather event. People are advised to monitor future forecasts.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.