Roughly 16 million people are going to feel what could be the worst of winter this week. A Canada storm warning is calling for a massive system to move through six provinces from Wednesday into the weekend. It seems that the season still has more to give.
The roughly 25-kilometre track will begin its journey in southern Ontario. Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for a number of cities, warning of snow and ice pellets. Total amounts could be 10 to 15 centimetres.
Luckily, the amount of ice is reportedly not enough that it could cause any major issues with powerlines or trees, according to The Weather Network.
The system is then expected to make its way toward southern Quebec, where it will begin to pick up steam. Snowfall accumulation is expected to reach anywhere between 15 and 25 centimetres by Saturday morning. Eastern townships might see up to 35 centimetres, says The Weather Network.
The rough weather will continue to move east to the Atlantic provinces, which can expect to see the worst of everything.
Starting on Thursday, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland are predicted to get up to 50 centimetres of snow into the weekend. There is also a possibility of freezing rain, making everything much messier.
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Newfoundland could also see some large waves on its coast, increasing the risk of flooding in those regions. In addition, wind gusts could reach up to 80 kilometres an hour.
After the blizzard that completely shut down St. John's with a state of emergency, Newfoundlanders probably aren't looking forward to more stormy conditions.
The morning commutes in all of the areas being hit by the winter weather will be made more difficult by slippery road conditions and reduced visibility.
Even though winter seems to be delivering even heavier blows, Canadians can at least look forward to spring arriving right on time.