The weather agency has issued a special weather statement ahead of the snowfall expected to begin Wednesday evening, saying a low-pressure system forecasted to move across the lower Great Lakes will bring snow into eastern Ontario.
The national capital may get between six and 12 centimetres of snow. The weather statement urged drivers to be careful on the roads — “particularly overnight into Thursday morning.”
Ottawa’s dump of snow isn’t expected to surpass 15 centimetres, in which case Environment Canada would issue a snowfall warning.
The highest amounts of snow are expected near the St. Lawrence River, according to the agency.
The agency asked residents to continue monitoring weather alerts and forecasts.