Weekend Winter Travel Advisory Issued

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Further to a special weather statement issued this morning from Environment Canada, a travel advisory has now been issued as well.

Two snow events are in the cards for the Sault Ste. Marie area starting tonight and lasting through Tuesday morning.

A fast moving clipper system will track north of the Sault Tonight, that system alone could bring 3 to 6cm overnight. Snow squalls are likely to develop along the eastern shores of Lake Superior overnight and into Saturday. Snow squall zones between the Sault and Batchawana could see additional accumulation Saturday of another 5 to 10cm. The exact amount of snow varies depending where snow squalls develop and how long the squalls will play out.

Following that, another system that could produce 20cm from Sunday into Tuesday with a mix of system snow and lake effect snow squalls.

Winter weather travel advisory in effect.

Timing:
Tonight through Saturday night.

Hazards:
15 to 25 cm snow possible by Saturday night.

Impacts:
Hazardous travel conditions due to accumulating snow and poor visibility in bursts of heavy snow.

Discussion:
A low pressure system is expected to bring snow to the area beginning this evening. In the wake of the low, snow squalls are expected to develop early Saturday morning and persist through Saturday night.

The second system is expected to impact the area Sunday morning, in the wake of this system, additional lake effect snow showers or snow squalls could develop.