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Winter storm in time for 'back to school'


Eastern Ontario could see 15 centimetres of snow
Eastern Ontario could see 15 centimetres of snow

Staff writers

March 16, 2013 — It's back to school for some students this Monday, be prepared for any weather with the back to school forecast page!

School buses will be in full force this Monday
School buses will be in full force this Monday

March Break is over and it's back to school for students in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland/Labrador. 

Whether it will be sunny and warm, or a cool rainy day, be prepared by visiting our Back to School Forecast page.  

Just search for your school's name and you'll be able to view the short and long-term forecast. 

March Break dates differ across Canada. In 2013, the dates are as follows: 

  • British Columbia: March 15 - 25, 2013 
  • Alberta: March 22 - April 2, 2013 
  • Manitoba: March 22 - April 1, 2013 
  • Saskatchewan: March 28 - April 8, 2013 
  • Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland / Labrador: March 8 - 18, 2013 
  • PEI: March 15 - 25, 2013 
  • Quebec and New Brunswick: March 1 - March 11, 2013 
  • Northwest Territories, Yukon: Varies across the territory. Check the Teacher Association Calendar for specific school dates. 
  • There is no March Break in Nunavut, but there is a professional improvement week in February.

Active weather for Monday
Active weather for Monday

Winter storm moves into Ontario and Quebec

It could be a messy Monday for students in eastern Ontario and southern Quebec

A Texas low is moving into the region and will combine with a system currently over the Prairies to form a big storm. 

Snow, rain, and freezing rain are possible Monday afternoon, which combined with high winds could make the commute home difficult. 

"Currently weather models are not in agreement with the timing of the track but we can be sure that Ontarians will see a mixed bag of precipitation from the start of the week," says Monica Vaswani, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Trace amounts of snow can be expected in southwestern Ontario while eastern parts of the province could see 15 centimetres.  

Vaswani adds "Quebec and New Brunswick can expect more significant snowfall accumulations for their Tuesday and Wednesday".

The system will move into Quebec Monday night and continue through Tuesday with mainly snow in the forecast.

Although some Rain is possible Tuesday afternoon, up to 30 cm of snow is expected by Wednesday in southern Quebec, including Montreal.

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