‘Heavy snow’ headed our way

WEST CARLETON – Bring out the shovels, Environment Canada is expecting a lot of the white stuff Wednesday.

Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement this afternoon (Jan. 14) expecting more than 15 centimetres of snow to hit parts of eastern Ontario in a 12-hour stretch tomorrow evening.

“Heavy snow will be possible Wednesday night associated with a low-pressure system forecasted to track across the lower Great Lakes,” Environment Canada released in a statement this afternoon. “At this point in time, there is uncertainty as to which areas of Central and Eastern Ontario will receive the heaviest snowfall amounts. It is possible that some areas may receive more than 15 cm of snow within 12 hours, and thus Snowfall Warnings may be required.”

The Ontario Storm Prediction Centre will continue to monitor the situation and update the forecast as additional information becomes available. Please 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.