This weekend will give London an early and plentiful serving of snow.
Lake effect snow will likely begin Saturday night and continue into Sunday. Local snowfall amounts in the heaviest snow squalls of 10 to 20 cm are expected, according to the national weather service. Forecasters say there is a chance a strong snow squall off of Lake Huron becoming nearly stationary over the region — which could result in 20 to 30 cm of snowfall by Monday morning.
Forecasters say indications suggest that snow squalls will continue through Sunday night before slowly weakening to flurries on Monday.
Forecasters are also warning of gusty northwest winds will whip up freshly fallen snow, resulting in very low visibility in blowing snow.
Meantime, the coming snow is good news for Boler Mountain — who have already begun preparations for their season on the slopes.
Officials with the ski and snowboard destination are hoping to open the hill by early to mid-December.
“The forecast says we’ll be into production snow over the next few weeks,” says co-manager Marty Thody. “Our snowmaking crew had the guns all on [Thursday] and [Friday] and we’re testing everything out here. We’re pretty excited.”
More information on Boler Mountain can be found here.