Between the freezing rain warning, icy streets and a heavy, wet snowfall, it isn't turning out to be a very nice weekend to welcome in December.
And Christmas is just over three weeks away!
This afternoon, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning issued for:
- North Bay - West Nipissing,
- Greater Sudbury and vicinity,
- New Liskeard - Temagami, Kirkland Lake
Snow and local blowing snow will continue today. Total snowfall amounts on the order of 15 to 20 cm are expected by this evening.
Easterly winds gusting up to 40 km/h combined with the snowfall will create poor driving conditions.
The snow will taper off tonight as a cold front moves through allowing for colder temperatures for the beginning of next week.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.
Meanwhile, a freezing rain warning continues for the North Bay area this afternoon.
Freezing rain mixed at times with snow will continue today. The freezing rain should linger near Lake Nipissing until late today when the precipitation should change over to snow or ice pellets.
The snow will taper off this evening. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are possible.
Another brief period of freezing rain is possible over southern portions of the region overnight tonight.