Winter weekend storm coming

In this Dec. 2012 file photo, snowbanks line Second Street West in Cornwall after a snowstorm. (Newswatch Group/File)

SD&G – The Cornwall area could see a significant winter storm this weekend, says Environment Canada.

The weather agency issued a special weather statement at 10 a.m. Friday morning as a low pressure system moves across southern Ontario Saturday through Sunday.

It says the precipitation will start as snow on Saturday but while likely change to rain late Saturday or on Sunday with some freezing rain possible.

The freezing rain is more likely to areas north of SD&G in the Ottawa Valley.

We could be in for 5-10 centimeters of snow by the end of the weekend but most of it could be washed away as temperatures are forecast to climb into the double digits (11 degrees forecast for Cornwall) on Sunday.

But we’ll pop back down to cooler temperatures Sunday night (low of minus 12) as a cold front moves in.

Environment Canada says travel will be difficult at times this weekend.

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