POSTED: 8:03 AM EST Tuesday 10 January 2017
Weather advisory in effect for:
- Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
- St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
A winter weather travel advisory is in effect for today into this evening.
Snowfall accumulations near 10 cm are likely today. Brief freezing rain is possible in some areas during the changeover from snow to rain this afternoon. Local blowing snow is also expected as winds increase throughout the day.
There may be a significant impact to the morning commute and possibly the afternoon one as well for regions where the change to rain occurs later. Untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery.
Motorists should plan for extra time to reach their destination today.
Winds will increase early this evening with widespread gusts to 80 km/h likely. Stronger wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected in some regions near Lake Huron and Lake Erie where a wind warning is in effect.
The weather system responsible is a Colorado low that will affect much of the province.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #ONStorm.