Signs of spring to be buried by snow Wednesday

WEST CARLETON – Recent signs of spring are expected to be buried by a mountain of snow starting tomorrow (Feb. 26).

Environment Canada has issued a special winter weather advisory calling for 20 to 25 centimetres of snow starting Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Wednesday’s widespread heavy snow comes courtesy of a major Texas Low, which threatens to be at its worst through the afternoon and overnight hours tomorrow before gradually tapering to flurries on Thursday morning.

“Both the Wednesday morning and evening commute will be impacted, but it’s the evening commute that will be the most challenging as snowfall rates will really pick up through the afternoon hours,” Weather Network meteorologist Kevin MacKay said.

Environment Canada’s special weather statement is for Ottawa, Gatineau and all of eastern Ontario. Environment Canada says there is a lot of uncertainty around the path of the storm, but predicts snowfall amounts of 10 to 25 cm across eastern Ontario by Thursday morning.