It’s been a soaking start to the weekend across Southern Ontario, as heavy downpours, strong winds and stormy conditions batter the province. With rainfall and freezing rain warnings in effect across the region, locals have been taking to social media to share photos and videos of Ontario’s massive winter storm and the carnage it’s causing in their hometowns.\nFor residents of Southern Ontario, particularly those in the GTA, it’s been a day of rain, rain and even more rain.\nWith heavy downpours covering the province, there are now serious flooding concerns, particularly as the bad weather is showing no signs of easing off.\nAccording to The Weather Network, an estimated total of 40 to 60 millimetres of rainfall could fall by Saturday evening, with more than 12 continuous hours of downpour expected in some areas.\nThe drizzle that began on Friday morning is expected to gain strength into Saturday afternoon and then overnight, before eventually tapering off on Sunday.\nBefore then, however, Environment Canada is predicting dangerously high levels of flooding in some areas in the GTA, as well as freezing rain that could last for several hours at a time.\nTaking to Twitter using the hashtag #ONstorm, locals have been sharing some shocking photos and videos of the wild winter weather.\nSwimming in the park #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/fcm4Lcod6d— Sunil Johal (@JohalSunil) January 11, 2020\nHappy #ONStorm !! This is the entrance to my apartment 😫😬😶🙃 pic.twitter.com/72rAyJSg2W— Natalie Maxwell (@Naters_24) January 11, 2020\nOkay Mother Nature, that’s enough rain, thank you.#ONStorm #Innisfil pic.twitter.com/3jiTzKEiRg— Courtney Watson (@emeraldphoenix) January 11, 2020\nReally glad I don't have a basement!#OnStorm pic.twitter.com/j1GVjkuPVZ— Suzanne Sankey (@suzycoolen) January 11, 2020\nOne Twitter user shared a concerning picture of the flooding near their home, writing, “Neighbourhood street starting to flood onto sidewalk and we haven't hit noon yet."\nWhile another shared a similar image, adding, “Never seen it like this before!"\nA third Ontarian shared several photographs of an almost-overflowing River, explaining, “Hard to see in the photos, but Conestogo River in Drayton is already over the bank."\nNeighbourhood street starting to flood onto sidewalk and we haven't hit noon yet #onstorm #ottweather pic.twitter.com/lX4KUQ9Y2y— Ottawa Valley Wx (@ottvalleywx) January 11, 2020\nHard to see in the photos, Conestogo River in Drayton already over the bank. #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/u8Y3LESGnL— Paul Douglas 🇨🇦 (@PDouglas77) January 11, 2020\n10a.m, Never seen it like this before #ONStorm #ontag pic.twitter.com/PKwsHvFaxe— Riley Duimering (@RDuimering) January 11, 2020\nIt’s wet in the Stratford/St. Marys area- my garden and part of the goat pen already flooded. #onstorm @570NEWS pic.twitter.com/oqF35NNRnr— Lisa Drew (@lisadrewradio) January 11, 2020\nThis is why you clear your storm drains, folks. #ottcity #ottnews #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/zdEN7e606E— Peter MacDonald (@EpicPedro) January 11, 2020\nLots of flooding Bay & Gardiner #ONStorm @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/UAWwiy8eLr— Mariana Hernandez (@Mariana_ArtsTO) January 11, 2020\nSeveral Canadians also took to the social media site to share photos of the rain starting to freeze.\nOne Twitter user wrote, “Grey highlands freezing rain progress at 1:15pm. Accretion has started with many hours of FR still in the forecast.”\nWhile another added, “Already starting to get some accretion from the freezing rain north of Markdale.”\nGrey highlands freezing rain progress at 1:15pm. Accretion has started with many hours of FR still in the forecast #onstorm @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/gfgNeGoFI0— Nina Murray (@tornadodamage) January 11, 2020\nAlready starting to get some accretion from the freezing rain north of Markdale #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/rT4zBSzyLG— Chris Boyce (@chrisoboyce) January 11, 2020\nFreezing rain has started in #greyhighlands #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/wpkIirg6CC— Nina Murray (@tornadodamage) January 11, 2020\nAccording to Global News, power outages, fallen trees, and property damage is all possible over the weekend, especially in areas withsignificant rainfall.\nBrace yourself Ontario - the worst is yet to come!