Ontario weather forecast predicts ‘snow squalls’ and ‘snow showers’ for the first time today
The Ontario weather forecast has spoken, and it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year!
Southern and Northern Ontario experience the first snow squalls and snow showers of the season, so it’s time to dust off your winter boots and get your shovel out of the garage.
Environment Canada (EC) has issued snow squall warnings for Barrie in Orillia and Midland, Gray in Bruce, Huron in Perth, Atikokan in Upsala and Quetico, and Lake Nipigon in Wabakimi.
With six snow weather advisories across the province, this marks the end of our toasty fall weather.
In southern Ontario, affected areas can expect 15 to 25 centimeters of heavy snow, with snowfall rates of 2 to 4 centimeters per hour, resulting in reduced visibility, according to EC.
EC said heavy flurries and squalls are expected to last through the night and into Monday, so be prepared for a good amount of snow before the week.
In northern Ontario, snow squalls are expected to hit this afternoon and turn into showers on Monday, with snow accumulating up to 5 to 10 centimeters overnight.
EC warns northern residents that traveling on Highway 527 north of Lake Lasseter to Gull Bay can be “hazardous”.
No matter where you are traveling, if you are on slippery and snowy roads, EC warns you to be careful and watch out for reduced visibility.
If you come across a bad area, EC said drivers should turn on their headlights and keep a safe distance from other vehicles.
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