Storm ends with wet snow, power outages across southern Ontario

A wintry end to a potent week of storms across southern Ontario, with some wet snow resulting in slower travel and power outages early Thursday

After days of soaking rains and damaging winds, wet snow spread across southern Ontario late Wednesday night. In some areas, it was enough to slick up travel, with winter travel advisory remaining in effect through Thursday morning.

Some additional flurries are possible through the first half of the day, though with no significant accumulations expected because of the milder temperatures.

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The heaviest snow has been falling across eastern Ontario and Quebec, where snowfall warnings are currently in place for as much as 20 cm forecast through Thursday.

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Rain began transitioning to wet snow across the higher terrain late Wednesday, with some areas, including Orangeville and Shelburne, forecast to pick up 5-15 cm through Thursday.

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While it's not anything overly significant, it's just enough to slow travel and slick up roadways, especially after widespread soaking rains hit the region to start. Some scattered power outages have also been reported due to how wet and heavy the snow is.

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Most of the additional snow accumulation will occur through Thursday morning, and will be limited to grassy and elevated areas.

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"Adapt your driving to changing road conditions," said Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in the winter travel advisory. "Reduce your driving speed on slippery roads."

Some additional rain showers are possible across the southwest on Thursday afternoon, as well.

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Conditions will then clear through Friday night, with sunshine and more seasonal temperatures expected on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecasters will also continue to monitor conditions ahead of the total solar eclipse that’ll traverse the region on Monday, April 8.

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