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Storm Taking a More Northerly Track

April 6, 2013; 2:18 PM ET

Quick Saturday update....

The storm that pushed across the northern U.S. Plains and is now over Minnesota has taken a more northerly track than what was anticipated from yesterday. This will have major implications farther east from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay.

Here is the updated map....

It looks like there will be an initial period of snow later today and this evening for Sudbury and North Bay, but with the more northern track, enough warmer air will move in to change it to a mix and then rain, resulting in lower snowfall than what was projected yesterday.

Most likely looking at a general 2-5 cm in those areas before the changeover.

All rain for Ottawa and Montreal, while there will be a small accumulation of snow for Quebec City before it mixes over on Sunday.

Obviously, the building ridge of high pressure to the southeast is a little stronger than projected and we will have to keep this in mind for the next couple of storm systems.

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