Snowstorm, freezing rain hit eastern Ontario, Gatineau
Freezing rain possible for area around Kingston
February is starting with a snowfall warning for much of the region, with freezing rain a possibility for some areas as well.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for an area stretching from Lake Huron to Gatineau, which covers our entire region except Kingston, the Pontiac and areas north of Gatineau.
The snowfall warning calls for snow to start in Ottawa in the early afternoon, bringing 15 to 20 centimetres of snow before ending early Sunday morning.
The City of Ottawa has put its winter parking ban in place, meaning no parking on city streets from 1 to 7 a.m. until further notice.
For the Kingston area, Environment Canada said five to 10 centimetres of snow are expected to fall before changing to rain later in the day then back to snow overnight.
There is a risk of freezing rain during the changeover from snow to rain, but Environment Canada said any periods of freezing rain should be brief.
While no warnings have been issued for the Pontiac and Upper Gatineau, Environment Canada said 10 to 15 centimetres of snow are still possible.
Sunday's forecast for Ottawa shows a 40 per cent chance of flurries during the morning and a high steady around -1 C.
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