The good news is Environment Canada is no longer predicting up to 40 centimetres of snow for the area.

As of 3:25pm on Tuesday, a winter storm warning with a lower forecasted snowfall is still in effect for West Nipissing, North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa and French River.

Hazardous winter conditions and total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm and blowing snow tonight into Wednesday are expected. The storm will likely taper off into flurries Wednesday afternoon.

Snow at times heavy will continue into Wednesday. Easterly winds gusting up to 60 km/h may cause near zero visibility in blowing snow.

Major impacts to travel are likely with this storm. Localized power outages are also possible.

This snow is associated with a Colorado Low that will cross Southern Ontario tonight into Wednesday.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.