Snow, rain and messy mix targeting Ontario mid-week
Monday, March 17, 2014, 6:17 AM -
People across Ontario may want to fill up on their windshield fluid as a messy system is targeting the area later this week.
"A system will track into Ontario Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing snow, rain and a messy mix to many communities," said Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani.
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Current models indicate that southern Ontario will likely see the system start as snow very early Wednesday morning, before a changeover to some mixing in the late morning. By mid-afternoon, snow will completely transition to rain due to milder air.
"Precipitation will stay predominantly as snow for areas north of Cottage Country," added Vaswani.
The forecast is calling for an extended period of mixing for communities around Georgian Bay and eastern Ontario.
When the system departs Thursday morning, cooler air will push in behind it. This means any lingering precipitation will fall as snow after that point.
This system will move into Atlantic Canada late Wednesday into Thursday, while bringing the same messy mix to Quebec.
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"It is likely that parts of New Brunswick and northern Quebec will see predominantly snow with this system," continued Vaswani. "Nova Scotia is expected to see mainly rain."
This system is expected to move in mid-week and thus there is still some uncertainty with regards to amounts and precipitation types.
Be sure to check back as we continue to monitor this system.