Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Windsor, Leamington, and Essex County, warning of a significant winter storm expected to cross Southern Ontario this weekend.
A developing low pressure system will track from southwest to northeast across Southern Ontario Saturday and Sunday. Precipitation should begin Saturday as snow before changing to rain later Saturday or Sunday. Significant snow amounts are possible over Central and Eastern Ontario. A period of freezing rain is possible during the transition from snow to rain, especially for regions along the Ottawa Valley.
Temperatures are expected to be well above freezing Sunday, reaching double digits for some areas. The warmth will be short lived, however. A cold front sweeping across Southern Ontario late Sunday will bring a return to cold temperatures, strong winds and flurries.
Travel will likely be difficult this weekend considering the changes in the weather during the storm. The timing and amount of precipitation is still somewhat uncertain at this time. The Ontario storm prediction centre will monitor the situation and adjust this statement as needed.