Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning us that the first measurable snowfall event of the season could happen this weekend. Here’s the latest:
4:48 AM EDT Friday 26 October 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans
- Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe
The first measurable snowfall event of the season is possible late Saturday into Sunday morning.
A low pressure system approaching from the south will bring some snow into portions of Central and Eastern Ontario late Saturday into Sunday morning. General snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 cm are possible with higher amounts over higher terrain. Ice pellets are also possible along the international border, which could have a significant impact on transportation in these areas.
At this time, there is still some uncertainty with regards to the track of this system, thus the confidence of the exact locations and amounts of snow accumulation is low. Meteorologists at Environment and Climate Change Canada will monitor its development and provide further information as the system draws close. (Environment Canada)