The first day of spring is just around the corner but winter weather is not budging yet, with up to 25 centimetres of snow forecast in some parts of eastern Ontario on Wednesday.
- Ian Black's local weather page
- CBC Ottawa's local weather forecast
- Spring countdown | We swear it's eight days away...
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the Ottawa, Gatineau, Prescott and Russell and Smiths Falls areas, saying wet snow followed by blowing snow could start late in the morning thanks to a system moving up from Indiana.
There is a winter storm warning in effect from west of Kingston to the Cornwall area, forecasting 15 to 25 centimetres of blowing snow thanks to brisk northerly winds.
9:36am. The snow has just started in Kingston. Moving towards Ottawa & rest of E Ont.— Ian Black (@BlacksWeather) March 12, 2014
Motorists are advised to drive with caution during the storm because of poor visibility and slippery roads.