POSTED: 7:02 AM EST Wednesday 28 February 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:
Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
Potential for heavy snowfall late Thursday into Friday morning.
Rain is expected to develop Thursday as a strong low pressure system approaches the area. The rain will likely change to snow late in the day as colder air moves into the region.
There is still considerable uncertainty regarding the exact evolution of this weather system, but there is a potential for snowfall amounts in excess of 15 cm late Thursday into Friday morning for portions of Southwestern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe. In addition, strong and gusty northeast winds to 60 km/h may result in areas of blowing snow and very poor visibility.
Conditions should improve Friday morning as the weather system responsible moves away from the area.
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.