Special weather statement issued for Niagara as wintry blast expected this weekend

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Published March 10, 2022 at 7:45 am

Winter is not done with the Niagara Region yet as a snowy blast is expected to pass through the area this weekend.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Thursday (March 10) for parts of the Niagara Region as a low-pressure system coming up from the southern U.S. is likely to create the potential for accumulating snow starting late Friday afternoon to early Saturday morning.

The weather agency warns that gusty northwesterly winds could develop Saturday afternoon which will cause localized blowing snow which has the potential to reduce visibility to near zero at times.

“There still remains some uncertainty regarding the exact track of this system and timing of cool drier air pushing in from the northwest which will impact snowfall amounts,” Environment Canada said in the statement.

Conditions should settle down by Sunday, though snow remains in the forecast until Monday.

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