Winter storm watch for Leeds-Grenville

In this Dec. 29, 2015 screen grab from the City of Brockville River Cam, vehicles navigate the snow covered streets after the region sees its first major snowfall of the season. (City of Brockville via Newswatch Group, File)

BROCKVILLE – A winter storm is moving into Ontario, Tuesday night and Wednesday, which could bring a lot of snow to Leeds-Grenville.

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 35 to 40 centimeters (15 to 16 inches) of snow in Brockville.

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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