Tracking: Major winter storm continues through Sunday

15 April, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Inez Murphy
  • Winter Storm Watch

Power outages, hazardous travel conditions, and all forms of precipitation including rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, freezing drizzle, and snow are hitting southern Ontario today as the slow-moving system Winter Storm Xanto passes through the area.

This weekend's winter-like weather could shape up to "be an historic storm if the current forecast pans out", according to the National Weather Service.

Between Saturday morning and very early Monday morning, expect snow, sleet and freezing rain.

The snow will move out Saturday night leaving Sunday quieter but cool with highs in the mid 30s. Gusty northerly winds are expected through the day as well, which may create areas of blowing and drifting snow. The northeast wind will continue to feed in unseasonably cold air. No significant precipitation is forecasted for the rest of the week, though some light snow is possible on Wednesday.

As of Saturday afternoon, Freezing Rain Warnings from Environment Canada remain in effect for most parts of western Ontario, and the Toronto and Hamilton areas.

WHEN.From late Friday night through late Saturday night. More freezing rain Sunday.

Most of the area encompassing Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, southern and western NY, and Appalachia will see rain.

The National Weather Service said total ice accumulations of one quarter to one half of an inch are possible. Windy, with an east northeast wind 28 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 38 miles per hour. Eventually it will turn cold enough late Sunday for rain showers to change to snow showers in southern MI. Amount of snow.in the northern edge of this Winter Storm Watch is where the heaviest snow is expected to fall.

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