Possible ice storm this week in Mississauga and Brampton
Published February 19, 2023 at 4:16 pm
It looks like the above seasonal temperatures are about to hit pause next week, as an ice storm could arrive as early as Wednesday in Mississauga, Brampton, and much of southern Ontario.
Last week there was plenty of sunshine and a high of 13 C on Wednesday, before cooling down to -3 C by Friday.
Today (Feb. 19) it will be mainly sunny and over the course of the next couple of days temperatures will gradually dip into the negatives with winds reaching up to 33/km.
As we roll into Monday, rain showers are expected with a mix of flurries and possible sunny breaks.
The gloomy weather will continue with periods of snow starting Tuesday until Wednesday (Feb. 22) where there is a call for potential ice pellets for Thursday shifting temperatures into -11 C by the evening.
According to The Weather Network on Thursday (Feb. 23) the ice pellets could turn into a storm causing hazardous travel conditions on highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots as the area becomes icy and slippery. If you are commuting, it may cause delays in your travel time. It is advised you remain cautious and plan your trip according.
Meteorologists say, gusty winds coming from the northeast are a huge concern, as it is known to lead to power outages. A good idea is to have emergency supplies within reach and your phones, laptops and other devices charged incase you are among those affected by a power outage.
Environment Canada mentions when temperatures reach -10 C and below it is important to protect yourself from frostbite.
The common areas for frostbite to happen is on the hands, feet, nose and ears. If you are going outdoors, don’t forget to cover your body with gloves, scarves and wear earmuffs.
By Friday (Feb. 24) the chaos will settle with an overcast, but the sun will return briefly throughout the day with a 30 percent chance of flurries.
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