At 8:21 p.m. Environment and Climate Change Canada issued the following weather alert:
Snow squall watch in effect for:
- North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa
- West Nipissing - French River
Snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.
Snow squalls coming inland off of Northern Lake Huron and Georgian Bay are possible overnight and Wednesday. Strong winds will also make blowing snow an issue to deal with overnight and Wednesday.
Local snowfall amounts of 15 cm are possible in the heaviest snow squalls.
Hazardous winter driving conditions from near zero visibility in bursts of heavy snow and blowing snow are possible.
The threat of snow squalls will come to an end Wednesday evening.
Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #ONStorm.