Freezing rain, heavy rainfall, strong winds forecast for Waterloo region, Guelph, Wellington County

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement calling for freezing rain, heavy rainfall and strong winds for Waterloo region, Guelph and Wellington County on Thursday.

Freezing rain expected to start early Thursday morning

Woman walks in the rain with a blue umbrella
Winds up to 80 km/h mixed with freezing rain and heavy rainfall are expected Thursday, Environment Canada said in a special weather statement. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

Environment Canada released a special weather statement calling for possible freezing rain, followed by heavy rainfall and strong winds on Thursday.

The weather agency said we can expect anywhere from 15 to 25 millimetres of rain starting early Thursday morning, through to the evening.

The freezing rain risk appears most likely for areas over higher terrain where localized flooding may occur in areas of poor drainage.

Gusty southwesterly winds between 60 to 80 km/h.are expected Thursday afternoon into early evening.

Environment Canada is warning that travel conditions may become hazardous due to icy and slippery roads and walkways.

The weather agency is also calling for high winds that may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break as well as cause possible isolated utility outages.


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