POSTED: 3:23 PM EST Friday 12 January 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:
Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
Icy conditions this afternoon followed by accumulating snow.
Rain has already changed to snow in some areas after the passage of a cold front. In remaining areas, the rain will change to snow this afternoon as temperatures plummet behind the front. There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots could become icy and slippery. Extra care should be taken when walking or driving in affected areas.
The snow will continue tonight as the region will be on the northwest edge of a major winter storm. Depending on the exact storm track, snowfall amounts could be anywhere in the 4 to 10 cm range.
Environment Canada will continue to monitor this evolving storm.
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