Winter storm watch in effect for Greater Sudbury

Cheryl Sanders
February 11, 2019

A storm that could bring "significant" snow, freezing rain and strong winds is expected to sweep through Toronto on Tuesday, Environment Canada said in a special weather statement on Sunday.

The heaviest snow is expected to come Tuesday morning and afternoon, potentially making travel hard across much of northern Wisconsin, the Weather Service said.

The snow may change to ice pellets and freezing rain in the afternoon, it will turn back to snow by Tuesday night and snow will change to flurries by Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says the track of the storm could shift, but at this point, forecasters are saying anywhere from 6 to 12-inches of snow is possible in the areas included in the winter storm watch.

Snow will begin during the day on Tuesday.

Snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm and blowing snow Tuesday into Wednesday.

The city will see a small taste of precipitation tonight, with two centimetres of snow expected overnight. The snow was slowly tapering off during the evening hours, but roads remained slippery across the region.

The North Shore and areas west of Interstate 495, however, are primed to receive more.

How much is possible in an extreme case? Snowfall amounts will range from an inch to 3 inches (2.5 centimeters to 7.6 centimeters) through Sunday night. South of DC, it looks like a brief mix then all rain by early Monday morning.

Light snow started to make its way into the interior lowlands in the late afternoon Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

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