Freezing rain to begin Saturday evening: Environment Canada

Freezing rain to begin Saturday evening: Environment Canada

Freezing rain to begin Saturday evening: Environment Canada

However, for areas close to Georgian Bay and northern Lake Huron, any changeover to rain should be brief before precipitation changes to snow as temperatures fall. It is valid from 11 pm on Saturday night, March 9 to 6 am Monday morning March 11.

An additional 6 to 12 inches is expected at the ski areas by Saturday night with wind gusts of 50 miles per hour or more.

Surfaces such as roads, sidewalks, bridges and parking lots may become slippery. Sunny spells and blustery showers during the afternoon.

A stretch of Interstate 80 in Wyoming was closed in both directions Saturday, as Winter Storm Taylor brought heavy snow and gusty winds to parts of the Plains and Midwest that caused crashes and treacherous travel.

Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on this March ending as the coldest on record to just 2-1 as temperatures look set to nosedive. Rain will develop in the west towards evening and will spread to all areas. It will clear overnight with showers following from the west. "Shoveling this heavy wet snow could lead to health issues".

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Wintry weather will continue on Sunday, with snow mainly over high ground, and blustery showers that will continue into the week ahead as spring nears.

Snow Forecast by Saturday night.

Conditions should improve by Sunday afternoon for most areas, but some icy spots are still possible across the higher terrain of northern Mass. into New Hampshire.

"We had an very bad lot of rain in the first few days of March and, with the Cheltenham Festival set to begin with wet weather, this month is shaping up to be one of the wettest we've seen". It also advised people to fill up their cars with fuel today, and think about keeping a blanket or two in their cars in case of a breakdown due to the weather.

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