Snow Squalls Begin Late Tonight
Snow squalls will develop over Lake Huron late tonight, continuing through Monday for some areas. The most accumulation will occur in areas of high elevation and grass surfaces. Weather and road conditions may deteriorate quickly in the hardest hit areas. Take caution if travelling.
By the time the snow squalls dissipate, 15 to 20 cm is expected along the Lake Huron shoreline, for areas such as Goderich, Kincardine, and Hanover. Additionally, areas around Georgian Bay can expect 15 to 20 cm, such as Owen Sound, Collingwood, Midland, Barrie, and Orillia.
10 to 15 cm is expected for Tobermory, Bracebridge, Shelburne, Orangeville, and Stratford.
5 to 10 cm is expected for London, Woodstock, Kitchener, Newmarket, and Huntsville.
Trace to 5 cm is expected for St. Thomas, Brantford, Peterborough, and Parry Sound.
Snow squalls are rather difficult to forecast due to their localization in nature. Some areas may get more snow than forecasted, and some areas may get no snow. However, it is very common for sunny skies and rapidly accumulating snow to occur only kilometres apart. Drivers should exercise caution if travelling. Road closures are possible.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Snow Squall Watch for the following regions:
Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
Goderich - Bluewater - Southern Huron County
Hanover - Dundalk - Southern Grey County
Innisfil - New Tecumseth - Angus
Listowel - Milverton - Northern Perth County
London - Parkhill - Eastern Middlesex County
Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago
Owen Sound - Blue Mountains - Northern Grey County
Saugeen Shores - Kincardine - Southern Bruce County
Shelburne - Mansfield - Northern Dufferin County
Stratford - Mitchell - Southern Perth County
Wingham - Blyth - Northern Huron County
Woodstock - Tillsonburg - Oxford County
Stay tuned for further forecast updates and information on road conditions, road closures, and updated weather alerts.