Areas north of Sault Ste. Marie will experience the first winter blast of the season starting this afternoon that could leave as much as 20cm by the time the system moves out of the area Sunday. Sault Ste. Marie will remain on the “warm side” of this system with plenty of rain over the weekend. Another shot of winter is expected to develop late next week and that could put Sault Ste. Marie in the bull’s eye for about 10cm – more on that as it develops.
Snowfall warning in effect for:
Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
White River – Dubreuilville
Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.
Significant early season snowfall this afternoon and tonight.
A low pressure area over Upper Michigan will track across Northeastern Ontario tonight.
Snow has moved into the region today and will continue tonight. At this point, it appears that the heaviest snow will fall this afternoon into this evening.
Total snowfall amounts near 15 cm are expected by Saturday morning.
Motorists should allow for extra time to reach their destination. Winter driving conditions have returned.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.
Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.