Potential storm headed this way Tuesday night

bullethuron2HURON COUNTY – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement as it keeps an eye on a potential storm headed into the region Tuesday night and Wednesday.

A special weather statement –  which is less serious than a watch or a warning – ha been issued for:

City of Toronto

Windsor – Essex – Chatham-Kent

Sarnia – Lambton


London – Middlesex

Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk

Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand

Oxford – Brant


City of Hamilton

Halton – Peel

York – Durham

Huron – Perth

Waterloo – Wellington

Dufferin – Innisfil

Grey – Bruce

Barrie – Orillia – Midland

Belleville – Quinte – Northumberland

Kingston – Prince Edward

Peterborough – Kawartha Lakes

Stirling – Tweed – South Frontenac

Bancroft – Bon Echo Park

Brockville – Leeds and Grenville

City of Ottawa


Prescott and Russell

Cornwall – Morrisburg

Smiths Falls – Lanark – Sharbot Lake

Parry Sound – Muskoka


Renfrew – Pembroke – Barry’s Bay


Burk’s Falls – Bayfield Inlet

A low pressure system over Texas is forecast to intensify and move northeastward to pass near Southern Ontario Tuesday night and Wednesday.  Significant amounts of precipitation are likely with this system.  However, there is still a great deal of uncertainty regarding which areas will see mostly rain or snow, as temperatures will be fairly close to the freezing mark.

Current indications suggest that precipitation will begin Tuesday afternoon as rain over areas south of a line from Sarnia to St. Catharines.  The precipitation will change over to wet snow by early Tuesday evening and the snow will spread northeastward to South Central Ontario by late Tuesday evening and to Eastern Ontario by Wednesday morning.  Some areas, especially to the west and northwest of Lake Ontario and including the Greater Toronto area, could see snowfall amounts as high as 15 cm through Wednesday morning with this system.  However, there is still considerable uncertainty as to the precipitation phases, and if precipitation falls as rain instead, or if the snow is too wet and it melts when it contacts the ground, these snowfall totals could be considerably less.  Areas near the Lake Ontario shoreline are also likely to have lower amounts due to mixing with rain.

Environment Canada is closely monitoring the situation.

This statement will be updated to include additional information as it becomes available regarding the evolution of this potential winter storm.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

Written by on February 25, 2013 in Community News, Weather - No comments

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