Don't give up on winter yet, more snow forecast in Ontario this week
Monday, March 10, 2014, 7:54 AM -
Spring -- so close, yet so far away. At least, that's the case in Ontario.
A weak clipper system that moved across northwestern Ontario brought patchy freezing rain to the region Sunday morning.
Although accumulations were minimal -- if any -- it was still enough to make things quite dicey on the roads.
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Environment Canada issued a special weather statement early Monday warning of freezing rain or freezing drizzle in northern Ontario once again.
"Precipitation in the form of freezing rain or freezing drizzle may create hazardous conditions on untreated surfaces due to ice accumulation," EC said in the statement. "The precipitation is expected to change over to light snow later this morning."
Light flurries are expected in the Nickel Belt and Ottawa Valley through the evening and overnight hours with 2-5 cm possible through Tuesday.
Temperatures, meanwhile, will get a bit of a boost this week courtesy of a warm front before taking another plunge later in the week.
"A system affecting Atlantic Canada mid-week could also skirt south of Ontario, bringing more snow to southern Ontario," says Matt Grinter, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "This will be a system to watch with up to 5 cm of snow is possible in some places."