Winter storm warning for Leeds-Grenville

In this graphic taken from at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, a mixed bag of precipitation (pink) is falling across Leeds-Grenville while snow (blue) is farther east and north. The region is under a winter storm warning. ( via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – Leeds-Grenville is under a winter storm warning Saturday morning as a “high impact” storm churns its way across Ontario.

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning at 11:15 a.m. for the region as around 15-20 centimeters (6-8 inches) of snow and ice pellets are expected by tonight (Saturday) and strong northwest winds will whip it around.

Higher amounts of 20-30 centimeters (8-12 inches) are possible in some areas.

This will be followed by patchy freezing drizzle overnight and then another round of ice pellets Sunday morning followed by freezing rain.

“Power outages are possible given the significant ice buildup combined with strong and gusty winds,” the agency said.

Meteorologists are suggesting you postpone any non-essential travel until conditions improve.