The first significant snowstorm of 2023 could bring up to 30 cm of snow to Ottawa by the end of the work week.Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Ottawa, calling for heavy snow beginning Thursday evening.”Snow falling across the area will intensify Thursday evening and will continue into Friday afternoon,” Environment Canada said in a statement.
“At this time, snowfall amounts are forecast to be in the 15 to 30 cm range. However, uncertainty remains regarding the track of the Colorado low responsible for this snowfall.” The weather agency warns rapidly accumulating snow could create difficult travel conditions Thursday night and Friday morning.
“Avoid travel if possible.”
Ottawa has only received 2.7 cm of snow so far in January, including 1.8 cm last Friday.
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Here is a look at the forecast for Ottawa.
Becoming cloudy this evening then periods of snow. Amount 2 cm. Temperature steady near minus 8 C.Thursday will be cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of snow. High minus 1 C. Snow at times heavy Thursday night. Amount 10 to 20 cm. Temperature steady near minus 1 C.
Environment Canada is calling for more snow on Friday, with a high of minus 1 C. The outlook for Saturday and Sunday calls for sunshine both days.The winter storm watch is in effect for Cornwall-Morrisburg, Prescott and Russell, Renfrew-Pembroke and Barry’s Bay and Smiths Falls-Lanark and Sharbot Lake.
Environment Canada says all areas could see 15 to 30 cm of snow Thursday night and into Friday.
SOURCE: CTV News