Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Winter storm warning issued

snowy trees

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning,

Officials are calling or heavy snow and blowing snow Wednesday, March 12.

Freezing rain is possible just north of Lake Erie tonight.

“An intensifying low pressure from Kansas is forecast to track south of the Lower Great Lakes on Wednesday<” Environment Canada officials stated. “Precipitation in the form of rain or wet snow as well as a risk of freezing rain is expected across portions of Southwestern Ontario and Niagara overnight, followed by a quick changeover to snow towards morning. The snow will quickly become heavy at times and continue east into the Kingston to Cornwall region through Wednesday with total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm expected by Wednesday night.”

In addition, brisk northeasterly winds will also cause low visibility at times in blowing snow. Motorists should prepare for hazardous driving conditions tonight into Wednesday.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is reminding local motorists to be prepared.

Police officials said should you have plans to travel in the next 24 hours, please make sure your vehicle is winter ready and that you drive according to the road and weather conditions.

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