Snowfall Warning Issued For Windsor-Essex

Environment Canada has now issued a snowfall warning for Windsor-Essex as this area is expected to received 15 to 20 cm of snow.

A low pressure system from Texas is bringing a large area of heavy snow with it beginning Thursday afternoon and into tonight.

The snow will end early Friday morning.

To make matters worse, strong northerly winds will result in blowing and drifting snow.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Geoff Coulson says the precipitation is changing over to snow more rapidly than expected.

"The commute home today likely going to be slower than the drive in Friday." Coulson says.  "With the fact the snow should be over with by the early morning hours on Friday most of the road crews should have a chance to go out and clear at least the major routes but again I think you're right, the impact certainly for the drive home this evening and then likely at least some impact for the drive in on Friday morning"

Here is the latest forecast from Environment Canada as of 6:30am....

Today: Cloudy. Rain beginning early this morning then changing to snow late this afternoon. Rainfall amount 15 to 25 mm. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High 4.

Tonight: Snow ending after midnight then cloudy. Amount 15 to 20 cm. Low -2.

Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 3.

Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 4.

Sunday: Sunny. High 5.

Monday: Sunny. 6.