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6 to 12 centimetres of snow could start falling this evening

Snow in Ottawa and areas to the east is expected to start around suppertime and last until Thursday morning.

Snow expected to start around suppertime, last until Thursday morning

Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa gets cleared Jan. 12, 2020. (CBC)

Expect a snowy night ahead, especially in Ottawa and communities to the south and east.

Environment Canada said six to 12 centimetres of snow could start falling this evening and continue through Thursday morning.

A special weather statement covers the capital and communities such as Smiths Falls, Brockville and Cornwall.

It's not expected to reach the threshold of 15 centimetres in 12 hours to trigger a snowfall warning.

Kingston might get some snowfall as well, with about five to seven centimetres expected there.

Pembroke could see snow in the five to 10 centimetre range, while Maniwaki could get two to four.

Cold air follows snow

Before the snow, Ottawa should get up to a high of 0 C under cloudy skies.

As the snow ends, tomorrow's temperature should drop to -9 C with a wind chill making it feel like -17 in Ottawa, -13 in Kingston and -20 in Pembroke and Maniwaki.

Friday should also be pretty cold.

Snow is still in the forecast for Saturday, but it may not last as far into Sunday as it seemed like it may a day or two ago.

Maniwaki is the exception, where falling snow could greet you as you get up Sunday morning.

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