Lake Dalrymple, ON
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 10:26 Wednesday 26 October 2016
The first appreciable snow of the season for parts of Southern Ontario tonight.
Accumulations in the 2 to 5 centimetre range are likely but a localized swath of 5 to 10 cm is also possible. Further accumulations of a few more centimetres are expected Thursday night over Eastern Ontario before ending overnight.
Well, it was bound to happen eventually. For what seemed like an eternal summer which lingered well into September and even October, snow is about to make its first appearance of the season.
A low pressure system over Iowa this morning will track towards Lake Erie tonight and close to Lake Ontario Thursday. Rain is expected for many regions of Southern Ontario, especially over southwestern regions, Niagara and much of the Greater Toronto Area and east along the north shore of Lake Ontario.
However, over the higher terrain of the Dundalk Highlands and many regions to the east and southeast of Georgian Bay, the first coating of wet snow is likely. A little snow will likely fall later tonight over portions of the Dundalk Highlands and linger into Thursday morning before mixing with or changing to rain. The snow will begin over regions east of Georgian Bay and areas well north of Lake Ontario during the day Thursday.
Impacts include slushy accumulations on some roads as well as a risk of some power outages due to brisk easterly winds potentially falling some snow-laden tree limbs onto power lines.
Warnings are not anticipated at this time but are possible if accumulations appear somewhat higher as the event unfolds.
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