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Northern Ontario to be hit with another round of rain and snow

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:56 -

The system that is expected to bring rain and snow to western Canada will hit northern and northwestern Ontario Thursday into Friday, bringing potentially significant snow accumulation near, and north of, Lake Superior.

"Precipitation may linger Friday morning across southern Manitoba," says Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham.

"Snow will continue into Friday night across northern Ontario, with between 5 and 15 cm accumulating from Dryden to Hearst -- including Thunder Bay, Nipigon and Geraldton."


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Rain will move in ahead of the snow, bringing up to 15 mm to communities around Thunder Bay and Kenora Thursday.

That will changeover to snow as temperatures drop.

WHAT ABOUT SOUTHERN ONTARIO?

Southern portions of the province have been enjoying a long-awaited return to warmer weather with temperatures hovering around the 20°C in several communities on Monday.

Rain moved in that evening, bringing scattered showers that have lasted through Tuesday.

By the end of the day, some communities could see up to 25 millimetres, and officials say that could be bad news for flood-prone communities.

Residents are being urged to consult local conservation authorities or the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources for information on spring flood conditions.

Meanwhile, temperatures across the region are expected to fall below seasonal levels starting Wednesday, lasting through the remainder of the week.

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