A milder flow from the southwest will help bump temperatures to a mild 0c or plus 1c over the next few days heading into the holiday weekend, but that also means there’s a chance of lake effect snow squalls for areas north of the city.
No major accumulation is expected in the city until Wednesday when an Alberta Clipper slides through dumping another 4c, or so. For now though, Environment Canada is still issuing a watch for the Superior East region.
Snow squall watch in effect for:
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Persistent snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.
Snow squalls are possible beginning this morning in a strong southwesterly flow off of Lake Superior. They may continue into tonight as the winds become more westerly, but should come to an end by Wednesday morning as the winds diminish.
Snowfall amounts of near 15 cm are expected in the strongest snow squalls today, with another 5 to 10 cm locally possible tonight.
Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Road closures are possible. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.