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Parts of northern Ontario continue to deal with a late season snowfall. Warnings remain in place and up to 15 cm of snow had already been recorded early Friday morning. Poor travel conditions reported and drivers urged to prepare for changing road conditions.

Late winter storm blasts northern Ontario, rain forecast in the south

Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:04 PM -

Snowfall warnings lingered in place for parts of northern Ontario Friday as a late season snowfall continued for areas near Lake Superior.

Though the warnings dropped by the late morning, the city of Thunder Bay had already picked up 15 cm of snow, which increased to more than 30 cm in some parts of the city as the day wore on.

Some amounts are still in the cards as the system moves out overnight into Saturday.

As it moves through the Nickel Belt, it will manifest mostly as a rain-snow mix, while in southern Ontario, it is proving to be an all-rain event.

Drivers in the Greater Toronto Area had to make their evening commute in the midst of the heaviest rainfall from this system.

Saturday, people in southern Ontario will be looking at lingering showers throughout the day, with the chance of mixing around the Bruce Peninsula.

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The rain will move out of the region through the overnight hours Saturday, although Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg says the region is again looking at a rainy start to the week ahead.

Check back here for regular updates on that system as it approaches.

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