There has been a special weather statement issued Today due to the falling snow and dropping temperatures coming this afternoon which in combination could cause some dangerous road conditions. The statement is as follows;
Special weather statement in effect for:
- City of Hamilton
- Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
- Brantford – County of Brant
- Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County
- Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk
A rather snowy weekend for much of Southern Ontario.
Periods of snow will continue tonight today. Additional amounts of 5 to 10 centimetres are likely before it tapers off this evening.
In addition, a sharp Arctic cold front is forecast to sweep across the region this afternoon. A sudden drop in temperature from near the freezing mark may make snow-covered roads rather icy late this afternoon.
Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination, with particular heed to slippery road conditions later today.
The snow affecting Southern Ontario this weekend is courtesy of a low pressure centre currently over Michigan. It will track across Georgian Bay this morning and into southern Quebec by this evening. Although it is a relatively weak system, it has absorbed additional moisture from the Great Lakes to produce a general seasonal snowfall across the region.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
Image and information from Environment Canada.