First winter storm expected in NW Ontario with snow accumulation of up to 40 cm

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The Environment Canada announced Wednesday that the first winter storm of the season expected is expected late Wednesday into Friday.

A developing low pressure system is expected to bring heavy snow to parts of Far Northwestern Ontario, including Dryden – Ignace, Kenora – Nestor Falls, Lake Nipigon – Wabakimi, Pickle Lake – Wunnummin Lake, Red Lake – Ear Falls, Sandy Lake – Pikangikum, and Sioux Lookout – Savant Lake.

Snow is expected to begin tonight or Thursday morning and intensify throughout the day, the Environment Canada said in a statement.

The statement further added that the heavy snow will continue through Thursday night before slowly tapering to lighter snow or flurries Friday.

The snow will be accompanied by strong winds at times which could result in reduced visibilities in blowing snow on Thursday and possibly Friday.

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions, the Environment Canada added.

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