Winter wallop sabotages spring in northern Ontario
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 9:29 AM -
Residents in northern Ontario are used to powerful winter storms, but another late winter blast is starting to sabotage spring.
A snowfall warning was issued for parts of the region early Thursday, including the city of Thunder Bay where up to 20 cm of snow could be recorded.
"For areas around Lake Superior, the heaviest snow will fall today with 10 to 15 centimetres of snow expected," says Environment Canada in Thursday morning's statement. "Areas east of Lake Superior towards Kirkland Lake will see the heaviest snow begin this evening and continue through the night."
Some areas will see a transition to rain overnight with a risk of brief freezing rain during the transition.
"Rainfall amounts with this low pressure system will be in the 10 to 20 millimetre range," EC adds.
Motorists are urged to adjust driving habits and avoid any unnecessary travel when conditions deteriorate.
TUNE IN: Watch The Weather Network on TV for updates on that system as it approaches.