As we prepare for a major winter storm to develop Thursday, today we focus on snow squalls. Most of the lake effect snow squalls will impact areas north of the city. Sault Ste. Marie could see 2 to 5cm today.
Snow squall watch in effect for:
Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Snow squalls expected this evening through Wednesday.
Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm by Wednesday evening.
Reduced visibility due to heavy snow and blowing snow.
This evening ending late Wednesday afternoon.
An Alberta Clipper will impact the region today for which a winter weather travel advisory is currently in effect. This evening, brisk westerly winds are expected to develop in the wake of the clipper leading to the development of lake effect flurries and snow squalls. These flurries and snow squalls are expected to end late Wednesday afternoon as winds become southeasterly.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Road closures are possible.