Brewing storm could bring dumping of snow

Joe DiPaolo clears snow from a sidewalk near his home in Sudbury, Ont. on Thursday February 7, 2019. Snowbanks in Greater Sudbury are getting larger and larger because of the amount of snow the city has received this winter. John Lappa/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network John Lappa/Sudbury Star

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On the heels of rain, wind and ice, we should now brace ourselves for snow.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of a “winter storm with 15 to 25 centimetres of snow and blowing snow threatening Tuesday into Wednesday.”

A low-pressure system brewing over the southern plains in the U.S. “may intensify into a winter storm as it tracks over southern Ontario Tuesday,” the agency says.

“Snow is expected to arrive during the day Tuesday and will likely continue Tuesday night into Wednesday.”

Environment Canada says there is potential for 15 to 30 cm of snow across the area, with higher amounts possible.

Strong easterly gusts may also cause low visibility in blowing snow, and “have a significant impact on travel.”

Watches and warnings may be required as this event draws closer, and Sudburians are encouraged to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. 

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