6:22 AM EDT Wednesday 05 April 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
Appreciable rain on the way, followed by a potentially significant snowfall.
Low pressure from the American Midwest will track just south of the Great Lakes on Thursday. Periods of rain will spread across the region tonight and continue Thursday. Significant widespread rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are likely by nightfall Thursday night with some locally higher amounts. Rainfall warnings may be required.
Colder air with brisk northerly winds is forecast to set in later Thursday afternoon or evening. It will change the rain to snow Thursday evening and may be heavy at times before it begins to wind down on Friday. Snowfall warnings may be required for the Dundalk Highlands.
On the bright side, a dramatic change to spring-like warmth is likely, beginning on the weekend.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #ONStorm.