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From rain to snow, winter travel advisory in effect for Ottawa

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The national weather service has issued a winter travel advisory for Ottawa on Sunday as the rain is forecast to turn to snow thanks to colder air moving into the region.

Environment Canada says that between 5 and 10 cm of heavy snowfall will hit the area and will continue throughout the day before slowly tapering off Sunday night.

“Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather,” says Environment Canada. “Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.”

The national weather service says winds will come in from the northwest at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h early Sunday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to fall to -2, with the wind chill making it feel like -7.

The forecast for Sunday evening will be periods of snow that will continue until near midnight then it will be cloudy with flurries. That’s followed by blowing snow this evening and after midnight. Low of -5, wind chill -7 this evening and -13 overnight.

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