Strong storm hits Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan


A powerful storm is impacting southeastern Saskatchewan, southern Manitoba, and portions of Ontario.


Saskatchewan

Snow will continue until Thursday with total snowfall accumulations of 20-50 cm expected.


Winds will gust to 60 km/h resulting in blowing snow.


Manitoba

Southern Manitoba will be the hardest hit. There are school closures and travel delays. Total snowfall accumulations of 30-40 cm is expected for Winnipeg, 40-60 cm for the western Red River Valley including Portage La Prairie and Morden, and 20-40 cm for the eastern Red River Valley and southeastern Manitoba.


Winds will also gust to 70 km/h.


Northern Ontario

Precipitation across northwestern Ontario will be snow with freezing rain expected just to the west and north of Lake Superior and rain to the east. 15 to 25 cm of snow is expected near the Manitoba border. Several hours of freezing rain is possible.


Southern Ontario

For areas around Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, periods of heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms will continue until late Thursday morning. 20 to 40 mm are possible.