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Snowy Weekend In Store For Region

Don’t put those shovels away just yet– Environment Canada says it will be a snowy weekend for most of Southwestern Ontario.

The weather agency has issued a special weather statement for London and Middlesex County, Oxford County, Elgin County, Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex, and Sarnia-Lambton. It says a low pressure system, which is currently over the Dakotas, is expected to track across Georgian Bay early Sunday and into southern Quebec by the evening. Forecasters say it is a relatively weak system, but it will absorb some moisture from the Great Lakes Saturday night and into Sunday.

Meteorologists report that patchy light snow will develop Saturday afternoon, with slightly heavier snow expected Saturday evening and Sunday. It is reported that snowfall amounts may reach 8 to 12cm over the weekend.

Environment Canada adds that a sharp Arctic cold front is expected to sweep across the region Sunday afternoon. Residents will likely see a sudden drop in temperature, which may make snow-covered roads rather icy late Sunday afternoon.

The weather agency cautions drivers to allow for extra travel time during the slippery road conditions.

This weather statement will be monitored and updated as necessary.