Northeastern Ontario snowfall expected to start overnight

It has been clear in most areas of the region, but according to Environment Canada, snow is on the way for much of the district, including Sudbury.
A special weather statement has been issued for Wawa, Sault Ste Marie, Superior East, Greater Sudbury, Chapleau, Gogama, Kirkland lake, New Liskeard, Temagami, Elliot Lake, Ranger Lake, Manitoulin, Blind River, Killarney, North Bay and West Nipissing. A weather system will bring snow to northwestern Ontario tonight and to northeastern Ontario tomorrow. Snowfall may exceed 15 cm. The snow could transition to rain from Sault Ste Marie to North Bay on Thursday night with the risk of freezing rain. Snowfall warnings may be issued. (Yvon Theriault/CBC)
It has been clear in most areas of the region, but according to Environment Canada, snow is on the way for much of the district, including Sudbury.
Geoff Coulson, is a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada. (Supplied)

Environment Canada meteorologist Geoff Coulson said when the snow finally does start falling, it will last for several hours.

"This is going to be turn out to be quite a duration event,” he said.

“So we're going to see it initially as a snow event, beginning overnight and continuing during the day on Thursday. We may see somewhere between 10- to 15 centimeters right across the district."

So far, a snowfall warning has been issued for Wawa.

Coulson said that warning could be extended for other areas in the region, including Timmins, Chapleau and Earlton.

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