5:05 AM EST Sunday 21 January 2018
Winter storm watch in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Winter storm beginning Monday and continuing into Tuesday.
A Colorado low is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes for the start of the work week.
Snow is forecast to spread across portions of Northeastern Ontario beginning near midday on Monday. The snowfall will become heavier Monday afternoon and Tuesday night before tapering off later on Tuesday. Significant accumulations of 15 to 20 centimetres are likely. Some freezing rain is also possible for Manitoulin into the North Bay area Monday night into Tuesday. Blowing snow will also develop Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday.
Conditions will improve over the Sault Ste. Marie area Tuesday morning and late Tuesday afternoon towards the North Bay area.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca
Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.