King Edward Public School - Barrie, ON
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 10:49 Thursday 27 October 2016
The first appreciable snow of the season is occurring for parts of Southern Ontario.
A little snow fell in the overnight hours across many regions with a light coating in some portions of the higher terrain of the Dundalk Highlands. It should become somewhat heavier early this afternoon before it tapers off later today or mixes with some rain.
Accumulations in the 2 to 4 centimetre range are likely. Local amounts of 5 to possibly 10 centimetres may occur over the highest elevations, specifically in the Creemore, Flesherton and Shelburne area by evening.
Impacts include slushy accumulations on some roads. There is also a risk of some power outages due to brisk easterly winds potentially downing some snow-covered tree limbs onto power lines.
The snow is due to a low pressure system that is currently centred over Lake Erie and is forecast to cross Lake Ontario this afternoon.
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