Winter Storm Warning

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Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Niagara starting today and continuing overnight and into Tuesday. Blowing snow is possible, the weather agency says.

Heavy snowfall with blowing snow is expected.

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected by Tuesday night.

Snow will develop during the day today and continue into Tuesday night. Snow will remain fairly light through the day but some areas may receive 5 cm by this evening. The heaviest snow is expected to fall through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. While total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected, some areas in the Hamilton to Niagara corridor could see locally higher amounts of 30 cm.

Northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h are also expected this evening into Tuesday resulting in widespread blowing snow. Travel conditions may become hazardous as a result of snow and blowing snow.

Snow will taper to scattered flurries Tuesday night as the low pressure moves east.

There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.



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