Ontario residents can expect wintery weather ahead, as a new forecast predicts heavy rain and snowfall across the province this weekend.

According to The Weather Network meteorologists Dr. Doug Gillham and Michael Carter, a major storm developing in the western United States will move towards the Great Lakes starting this Friday, causing various types of precipitation to develop over different parts of Ontario. Northern Ontario is likely to receive significant snowfall, with 20 to 40 cm of high-impact snow expected to accumulate in parts of the Nickel Belt, including North Bay.

Conversely, southern and eastern Ontario will have a dry, chilly Friday and will most likely receive rain instead of snow on Saturday and Sunday. However, flurries are definitely still possible, as any subtle shifts in the approaching storm's tracks could cause the rain to freeze into snow. Lake-effect snow will bring occasional bursts of snow and flurries to parts of the GTA as the colder air moves behind the system on Saturday night.

For a more detailed report, visit TheWeatherNetwork.com.

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