Off-lake snow squalls possible by afternoon and evening

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Another blast of winter weather is approaching Midwestern Ontario.

Lake-effect snow will develop Tuesday morning in a northwest flow off the lake, intensifying into stronger squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Local snowfall accumulations near 15 centimeters will be possible under the most intense squalls by Wednesday morning.  Blowing snow will reduce visibility for drivers.

There is a snow squall warning posted for Bruce, Grey, and northern Huron, Perth and Wellington counties.

The wind will shift to the southwest Wednesday morning, pushing snow squalls northward to mainly affect Bruce and Grey counties.  Additional snowfall accumulations of 10 centimetres are expected in these regions on Wednesday.

If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead, and be prepared to stop.

Drivers are reminded that narrow bands of lake-enhanced snow squalls cause weather conditions to change quickly; from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres.