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'Early spring storm' expected tonight through Thursday

Power outages will be possible. Travel may become hazardous due to accumulating snow and reduced visibility, Environment Canada says
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Special weather statement issued for:

  •    Niagara

Special weather statement continued for:

  •    Burlington - Oakville

Current details:
Early spring storm expected to bring strong winds, rain and the potential for wet snow today through Thursday.

A Colorado low is expected to begin affecting the region today. Rain, which may be heavy at times, is expected to begin later this morning and continuing through Wednesday. Wednesday night as cooler air pushes in, the rain may mix with or transition over to wet snow which is expected to ease Thursday evening. Rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm are possible by Wednesday evening with only trace amounts of wet snow expected at this time.

Strong easterly winds will develop tonight with wind gusts up to 70 km/h in some locales. The winds will ease on Wednesday.

Power outages will be possible.

Confidence is low as there remains a high degree of uncertainty with the low's track, which will have significant impacts on temperatures, snowfall amounts as well as if and when rain will transition to snow.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.