POSTED: 5:30 AM EDT Monday 13 March 2017
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
- St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
Heavy snowfall with blowing snow is expected.
Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected by Tuesday night.
Snow will develop during the day today and continue into Tuesday night. Snow will remain fairly light through the day but some areas may receive 5 cm by this evening. The heaviest snow is expected to fall through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. While total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected, some areas in the Hamilton to Niagara corridor could see locally higher amounts of 30 cm.
Northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h are also expected this evening into Tuesday resulting in widespread blowing snow. Travel conditions may become hazardous as a result of snow and blowing snow.
Snow will taper to scattered flurries Tuesday night as the low pressure system moves east.
. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.
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 using #ONStorm.