Winter Storm Warning in effect for Niagara

Forget about Spring being around the corner, a major snowstorm, maybe the harshest of the season, is forecast to wallop southern Ontario starting today.

A winter storm warning is now in effect for the entire Niagara to Hamilton corridor.

We could see up to 30 cm of snow starting today into Wednesday morning.

The snow begins this morning with 2 to 4 cm expected, then we are forecast to get another 5 to 10 cm overnight and another 10 to 15 cm tomorrow.

Winds gusting up to 60 kmh will also cause blowing and drifting snow as well as reduced visibility.

Snow will taper to scattered flurries tomorrow night as the low pressure system moves east.

So if you are feeling panicky, Bob Hamilton with the Buffalo Weather Service puts it in perspective.

Hamilton says the snow won't have the same impact of a heavier lake effect storm, because it will be spread out over a 48 hour period.

Hamilton adding 30 cm or a foot of snow in Buffalo over two days is not a big deal, it's more of a reminder winter is still here.