Winter Weather Warning continues for Niagara

March is living up to its reputation and is coming in like a lion.

Niagara, along with Hamilton and the Dunnville region, is under a winter storm warning today.

Environment Canada's Geoff Coulson says we will see a rain snow mix that will hit the southern tier mid to late afternoon and then move into the St. Catharines area in the late afternoon or early evening.

Coulson says it will start as a rain snow mix but quickly change to snow over the evening hours when the temperature dips below zero.

He adds once the snow starts it will fall heavily at times with accumulations across the peninsula in the 15 to 15 cm range.

Coulson warns gusty northeast winds will cause blowing snow and reduced visibility.

The snow will taper off tomorrow morning but we could still see a few additional centimetres before it tapers off.

He warns the Niagara Region, of anywhere in the Golden Horseshoe, will see the highest accumulations.

But if it's any consolation, Coulson tells us, once we get past this weather system, we get a bit of a break for at least the first half of the month, with temperatures milder than normal.