A weekend of white stuff for WC

WEST CARLETON – We didn’t get the snow Environment Canada expected Wednesday (Jan. 15), but now the federal weather forecaster thinks that snow will hit us this weekend.

Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement this afternoon (Jan. 16) calling for a dump of snow this weekend.

“Significant snowfall amounts expected Saturday through Sunday morning,” Environment Canada released in a statement. “An approaching low-pressure system will bring snowfall to northeastern and eastern Ontario starting Saturday (Jan. 18) morning.”

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected. Strong winds up to 50 km/h will create areas of local blowing snow on Saturday afternoon. The snow will ease to light flurries Sunday morning.

Visibility will be reduced in areas of blowing snow, which can make travel hazardous. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Warnings may be issued as the event draws near.

Continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.