Region under winter storm watch

Water Street during a snowstorm on Valentine's Day 2014. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – A winter storm is moving into Ontario, Tuesday night and Wednesday, which could be bringing a lot of snow to SD&G.

Environment Canada issued a winter storm watch for the region around 5 a.m. Monday.

“This type of winter storm often has a swath of 15 to 30 centimeters (6 to 12 inches) of heavy snow associated with it,” the weather agency wrote.

The system is heading from Texas – the same area that produced a winter storm Feb. 16 that dumped a one day record snowfall in Ottawa and 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) of snow in Cornwall.

Environment Canada said travellers should be ready to alter their plans should conditions become bad starting Tuesday night.

Right now, forecasters can’t be sure how much snow, freezing rain or ice pellets the region will receive as they are still trying to determine the storm’s exact path.

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