Just when we thought we were through with winter, Mother Nature threw a curveball at northwestern Ontario and many woke up this morning to a fresh blanket of snow.

After warm temperatures in the beginning of April, Environment Canada meteorologist, Geoff Coulson says this week will be colder than normal. He talks about whether or not the snow will accumulate.

"We are looking at some possible accumulation durig the day today. Some areas could pick up a couple of centimetres overnight when the temperature drops below freezing and that rain goes back to snow. We could see 2-4 cm in some areads and then as that snow continues for the first part of Tuesday an additional 2-4 cm is possible," he said.

Coulson said the snow comes from a system that is moving slowly across northwestern Ontario.

"Tuesday some lingering snow in the morning and in the afternoon. Then some lingering flurries into Wednesday as well," he said.

The forecast is calling for flurries until Friday with highs between zero and plus 5. Unfortunately, the cold is going to stick around.

"I think at this point it looks like it's going to take a little bit longer to get into the real long stretches of warm weather. The longer range forecast at this point talking about somewhat cooler than normal temperaturs to finish off April.  Doesn't appear at least in the next 7 to 8 day forecast when we finally shake it later on this week," said Coulson.

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