Weather advisory issued for:
Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago,
Bracebridge – Gravenhurst,
Winter weather travel advisory in effect for tonight into Friday.
Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm by Friday afternoon.
Additional snowfall amounts are likely by early Saturday morning.
Visibilities may be reduced to near zero in heavy snow.
Beginning this evening.
Snow squalls may drift south of the area for a time on Friday before returning Friday night.
Ending early Saturday morning.
Lake effect snow squalls off Georgian Bay are expected to intensify tonight and persist into Friday morning. Snow squalls may drift south of the area for a time on Friday before returning Friday night. The snow squalls are expected to drift out of the area early Saturday morning as winds increase and become southwesterly.
Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.
For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 5-1-1.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.