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Snowfall warnings issued in northern Ontario, up to 25 cm of snow possible

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8:15 AM - As much of southern Ontario deals with heavy rain and a widespread thunderstorm threat, parts of far northern Ontario are bracing for a late spring snow storm.

"A deepening low pressure system from the American Midwest will track north reaching Hudson Bay Wednesday morning," says Environment Canada in the snowfall warning. "Precipitation associated with the system is expected to begin this morning over the Big Trout Lake area and this afternoon over Fort Severn."

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Wet snow, possibly mixed with rain at times, will transition to all snow Tuesday afternoon as northerly winds bring temperatures near or below the freezing mark.

Up to 25 cm of snow is forecast in the hardest hit areas before the snow tapers off on Wednesday.

"Strong and gusty northerly winds will also likely reduce visibilities in blowing snow," EC warns.

As a result, drivers are urged to adjust their travel plans and prepare for deteriorating driving conditions.

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