Strong winds and freezing rain in forecast for Mississauga

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If you were planning on traveling on Saturday, you might want to rethink your plans. 

Environment Canada says a special weather statement in effect for Halton and Peel (Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills). 

The weather agency says heavy rain, strong winds, and possibly freezing rain are in the forecast for Saturday into Sunday.

“Occasional light rain or drizzle is expected today and tonight. However, rain will be more continuous and heavy at times Saturday into Sunday morning. Total rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm are possible with most of the rain falling Saturday into Saturday night,” Environment Canada says. 

For areas further away from Lake Ontario, rain is likely to change to freezing rain by Saturday evening and may last for several hours.

Strong southwest winds are also expected Sunday morning, especially along the Lake Ontario shoreline where winds may gust up to 90 km/h.

There remains considerable uncertainty with exact rainfall amounts along with the location of freezing rain. Warnings will be issued as the event draws nearer.

Travel will be impacted throughout Southern Ontario Saturday into Sunday.

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