Editor’s note: This story has been updated as of 3:45 p.m. to reflect northern portions of Leeds-Grenville have been added to a winter storm warning.
BROCKVILLE – It looks like some portions of Leeds-Grenville are not expected to get the pounding first expected from a winter storm barreling in from Texas.
Environment Canada downgraded its winter storm watch to a special weather statement late Monday morning.
It says the region could see up to 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow late tonight before the precipitation changes to ice pellets overnight.
Strong winds up to 60 kilometers an hour are expected, causing poor visibility for drivers.
The storm is expected to change to rain before it tapers off on Tuesday.
Around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, Environment Canada added northern portions of Leeds-Grenville back under a winter storm warning. They include Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville/North Grenville, Westport and Charleston Lake. The special weather statement still applies for balance of the region.
Roughly 15 to 25 centimeters (6 to 10 inches) of snow and ice pellets are expected for those northern areas over the next 24 hours.
“Travel adjustments are strongly urged to avoid the heaviest snow late this evening into the overnight period,” the weather agency said.