Toronto, much of southern Ontario under winter storm watch

Saul Bowman
February 12, 2019

Environment Canada issued another February special weather statement on Sunday, forecasting possibly "significant snow and freezing rain" beginning Tuesday (Feb. 10) morning. More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded by Saturday morning in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula, in the nation's latest bout of winter weather.

The storm will likely to affect travel Tuesday afternoon and evening, with snow expected after 1 p.m. and a possible accumulation of 2 to 4 inches in Boston, forecasters said. "Strong easterly winds of 40 gusting to 70 km/h will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow". Snow will continue to fall tonight, with the heaviest snow across southeast Iowa right up to the Des Moines Metro.

Foothill locations may also see higher totals of snow over three inches and rivers and streams are likely to rise in parts of California from the combination of rain and melting snow. Skies clear near noon with a high of -9 C and wind chill of -17.

Tuesday night will have less snow, but snow showers could stick around into Wednesday morning.

We're expecting at least an inch of snow overnight before the precipitation freezes up. "Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery".

Weather experts issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of the area and believe the storm will impact travel during multiple rush hours.

There is a chance of freezing rain alone for a while on Tuesday morning and then rain Tuesday afternoon. MA is under a Winter Storm Watch, starting Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.

Our next storm system is a mainly-rain-maker arriving on Friday.

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