Special weather statement ends, but bad weather and flood warnings continue

The special weather statement issued for Friday in Waterloo region has ended, but the forecast still predicts bad weather.

High river flows and ice jams will be a concern all weekend

Bad conditions are waiting for drivers going home on Friday with a morning of rain followed by freezing rain and snow in the afternoon. (Sgt. Judy Bird/Abbotsford Police Department)

The special weather statement for freezing rain and snow may have ended for Waterloo-Wellington, but the bad weather isn't leaving Waterloo region any time soon.

Snow started Friday afternoon and the temperature is expected to fall to –7 C. Friday night there's a low of –13 C with wind gusting to 60 km/h at times.

The warm weather and rain on Thursday melted a lot of snow and Grand River Conservation Authority issued a flood watch for the entire Grand River watershed. 

A flood warning was also issued for Townships of Wilmot, North Dumfries and Woolwich as high river flows and ice jams will remain a concern through the weekend.

The conservation authority is warning residents of potential ice jams because of thick river ice that has broken and is travelling downstream with trees and other debris. 

Ontario Provincial Police are warning people to drive safe in these "deteriorating weather conditions."

Over the weekend the snow will clear, but the temperatures are expected to drop even more. 

On Saturday there are cloudy periods with a steady –12 C, but will feel like  –25 C with the wind chill. Sunday is sunny with a high of –12 C.