Light Freezing Rain Possible In Area

First Avenue near Woodlawn, looking north around 7.30am today. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

First Avenue near Woodlawn, looking north around 7.30am today. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Statements

POSTED: 5:03 AM EST Saturday 17 December 2016
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region

The snowfall is gradually winding down this morning.

A Colorado low continues to trek towards Southern Ontario. Snow continues to affect the district early this morning but should become patchier and lighter during the morning hours. There may some light freezing rain later this morning into the afternoon as well, followed by some rain for regions closer to Lake Erie. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 centimetres are likely before the mixed precipitation begins.

The precipitation will change back to a little snow or freezing rain tonight or early Sunday, as cold arctic air returns in the wake of the low. A couple more centimetres of snow are possible by Sunday morning.

Poor winter driving conditions are expected to continue especially this morning. Motorists should adjust their travel plans accordingly and allow extra time to reach their destination.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

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