Significant snowfall of 15 to 25 cm today. Heavy snow continues as a major winter storm currently centred over Lake Erie affects the regions today. General total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected with snowfall rates of 2 to 4 cm per hour possible under the heaviest bands. Strong and gusty northeasterly winds are blowing the freshly fallen snow and resulting in very low visibility at times. The snow is forecast to taper off from west to east beginning early this afternoon over Southwestern Ontario and this evening over Eastern Ontario as the storm centre moves east towards New York State. Hazardous winter travelling conditions from near zero visibility, areas of heavy snow and local blowing snow are expected. Rapidly accumulating snow will also contribute to dangerous driving conditions. Travel plans should be changed accordingly.
The storm centre will move away tonight and merge with another winter storm forecast to affect parts of New England and the Maritimes. Please refer to your local public forecast for further details.