More snow coming to Ottawa
Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:53 AM ET
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2013 6:27 PM ET
Winter isn't done with us yet.
Ottawa can expect another 10 to 15 centimetres of snow Wednesday as a storm system moves through the United States today.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of Ontario, as a mixture of rain and snow is expected along Lake Ontario and Lake Erie and snow is expected further north and east.
The advisory comes as a low pressure system passed over Arkansas this morning and moved northeast to Illinois this afternoon. The system is expected to move to northern Ohio by Wednesday morning.
As much as 10 to 15 cm of snow is possible Wednesday for Ottawa and eastern Ontario, the weather agency estimated.
"Driving conditions are expected to deteriorate and may become hazardous due to rapidly accumulating snow on untreated roads and low visibility in heavy snow," the weather agency said.
The snow is more likely to cause problems for commuters later in the day Wednesday, according to CBC Ottawa climatologist Ian Black.
"Your morning commute will be better than your drive home," said Black. "It is also going to be snowing into a good portion of Thursday, but the worst tomorrow will be later in the day."
The weather agency said it will issue snowfall warnings should estimates change and more than 15 cm is expected in a 12-hour period.
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