Environment Canada is warning that Guelph and the surrounding area could be in for an "historic ice storm" this weekend. As the front approaches, northwest winds will pump cold Arctic air into the region, pushing the mercury below zero Saturday morning.
We got a taste of warmer weather but Mother Nature has chose to follow that up with a weekend of rain and freezing rain and a potential ice storm.
The nasty ice and freezing rain will end by Noon Sunday with temperatures rising quickly.
The agency says eastern Ontario can expect significant snow with ice pellets, with amounts of up to 15 or 20 centimetres likely by Saturday night.
The severe threat moved out Friday morning, but a few thunderstorms and showers are likely Friday afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service used an Ice Storm Waring for Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Monroe, Wyoming and Livingston counties from 2 p.m. Saturday through 2 p.m. Sunday.
"However, freezing rain will likely become widespread again". Some ice pellets may be mixed in at times. It should change to rain on Sunday afternoon with a high of 44.
A slow-moving storm system, now in southeastern Nebraska, is expected to bring a variety of wintry weather to MI through Monday.
The combination of ice accumulation and strong winds may result in power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines.
"Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads Saturday and Sunday".