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Hurricane Sandy could bring snow to parts of Ontario early next week

HALIFAX – As Hurricane Sandy continues to track toward the U.S. eastern seaboard, the Canadian Hurricane Centre says Sandy could bring winter weather to parts of Ontario.

Spokesman Bob Robichaud says southern and eastern Ontario and western Quebec could see between 50 and 100 millimetres of rain late Monday and early Tuesday.

But forecasters warn that rain could change into snow over central Ontario, although it’s too early to predict snowfall amounts.

Robichaud says the Maritimes could see around 50 millimetres of rain that will linger until Wednesday – Halloween.

The centre says parts of southern Ontario should brace for 100 km/h winds that could cause a bit of a mess, especially along western Lake Ontario.

Sandy has so far killed more than 40 people in the Caribbean, wrecked homes and knocked down trees and power lines.

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