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Snow caps off seasonal weekend in Ontario

Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 7:11 AM -

Ontario's weekend temperatures have been seasonal, and above-zero in many communities, but although it's been a welcome change from the past few weeks temperature-wise, there's a sting in the tail, in the form of weekend snow.

"A clipper system moves through Northern Ontario this morning to evening, then Southeastern Ontario evening and overnight," Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter said early Sunday morning.

The system will fall heaviest on the Nickel Belt and surrounding areas, where 5-10 cm could fall - while a special weather statement is warning of freezing rain risk in the northwest, including the city of Thunder Bay.

In the south, around 1-3 cm could fall, with potentially higher amounts in the Kingston area.

Even if you live in a part of the province not expected to get much, even small amounts can affect roads and visibility. Drivers ought to check ahead and drive to conditions.

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Early-morning drivers bleary-eyed from the start of daylight saving time were faced with a chilly Sunday morning, with windchills making it feel as cold as -20 in some communities.

But temperatures are expected to warm up to just below freezing in many areas, not quite seasonal but still nowhere near the worst the winter has had to offer and continuing a trend that began Friday.

Saturday's temperatures were also warmer than the same day last weekend, even if not above-zero in communities further north.

Slightly above seasonal temperatures are forecast for the start of the week, before cooling down again mid-week.

AND WHAT'S IN STORE FOR SPRING? Read The Weather Network's Spring Outlook for Ontario here, and for all of Canada here.

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