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Texas low to have significant impact on Wednesday morning, evening commute in southern Ontario

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, February 3, 2014, 8:22 PM -


WATCH THE WEATHER NETWORK ONLINE:  We be live-streaming coverage of this storm Tuesday from 3 – 5 p.m. EST.  Live streaming will continue again on Wednesday, starting at 9 a.m. Visit theweathernetwork.com homepage for a link to the stream.


Weather Network meteorologists have had their eye on a Texas low that's set to blast parts of Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada for some time.

Our chief meteorologist Chris Scott started a social media frenzy when he tweeted about the potential storm last week. At the time, forecast models hadn't quite pinned down the details of the storm -- but now, it looks like the low will bring significant snowfall to southern Ontario, starting Tuesday evening.

"Both the Wednesday morning and evening commutes across southern Ontario will be impacted," says Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese, "but the morning commute looks to be the most impacted at this point."

Between 5-10 cm is expected between Windsor and Ottawa, while the Niagara region should see between 10 and 15 cm of snow.


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Wind gusts are expected to be between 45-65 km/h across southern Ontario, with gusts up to 70 km/h in the Niagara region.

While this won't be the biggest system the region has seen this winter, it brings the potential for flight delays and school closures.

The storm will then move into southern Quebec, where it will stay all day Wednesday. After that, "the low is forecast to dissipate and develop as a new low off the north-eastern coast of the U.S. and track off the coast of Atlantic Canada, bringing heavy snow to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia starting Wednesday morning," Vettese says.

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