Snow falls in Olde Walkerville, Windsor, on December 24, 2017. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

Lots Of Snow In The Forecast

The region will be hit with another winter storm starting around midnight Thursday.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Windsor Essex and Chatham-Kent as the first of three weather systems in the forecast for the region is expected to arrive early Friday.

Weather specialist Geoff Coulson says the region could see 2-4 cm by Friday morning.

“That snow continues for much of the day on Friday, again heavy at times giving us additional 10-15 cm. So by the time the snow tapers off Friday evening, many areas could end up with somewhere between 15 cm and 20 cm,” says Coulson.

He says a second system will move in right behind the first and will bring more snow overnight on Friday and into Saturday. Coulson says they are not expecting this system to be as large as the first.

A third, more intense system, could hit the area on Sunday if it continues to move on its current track. He says temperatures are expected to rise slightly by Sunday so that storm could include some freezing rain.

“As we get into the weekend we are expected to see temperatures closer to seasonal values for the most part, around -1 C, and that’s the way the work week is going to start as well. Once we finally say goodbye to that system Sunday night, there’s a little bit of sunshine in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday. Those temperatures actually running a little bit milder than normal, the high on Monday expected to be around the freezing mark and the high on Tuesday around plus 3 C,” says Coulson.