Steady snow is expected to impact the city and district as a slow moving system to our south with throw as much as 25cm additional snowfall by the time the system exits the area Wednesday – then we might see a chance of lake effect snow for the rest of the week, but we will cross that bridge when we get there. Right now, fire up the snowblowers or get the shovels ready – there’s plenty of new snow in the forecast to keep us occupied .
Special weather statement in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
15 to 25 cm snow tonight and Wednesday
Snow associated with a trough will continue tonight with several centimetres by Wednesday morning. The snow will intensify on Wednesday as a Colorado low passes by just to the south of the regions.
Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are likely today through Wednesday across the region. Risk of freezing rain is also possible Wednesday evening from Manitoulin Island to the Greater Sudbury area then to North Bay as temperature just rises to near freezing mark.
Poor winter driving conditions from low visibility in snow and accumulating snow on untreated roads are expected. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination.
The snowfall warning criterion of 15 centimetres in 12 hours is not expected to be reached in this case.