A freezing rain warning is now in effect for Stratford.

Environment Canada says the temperature will fall below the freezing mark Saturday and rain will change over into freezing rain possibly mixed with ice pellets at times in the afternoon lasting into the evening.

They say the freezing rain will switch to freezing drizzle in the evening before changing back to rain and we could see as much as 20 mm of it by Sunday morning, the winds will also be strong meaning there could be widespread power outages because of fallen tree limbs and power lines.

Perth County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Colvin says you should make sure you’re ready for the worst.

“An emergency kit at home, making sure that’s up to date, having a supply of water which is a critical thing and being able to not only drink but also for personal hygiene and flushing the toilet.”

Festival Hydro CEO Ysni Semsedini says we haven’t seen a storm like this in April in quite a while.

“We’ve seen weather like this, I think the last time we had a freezing rain storm in April was in 2012 and we experienced trees down and power outages for about a day or two before we got that all fixed up.”

Roads and highways could become quite slippery and flooding is possible.