UPDATE: As of 6:10pm Friday, the snow squall warnings have been lifted for areas north of London.
UPDATE: As of 4:10pm Friday, the snow squall watch has been lifted for London-Middlesex.
Another winter wallop is expected to hit parts of Southern Ontario Friday, but London could be spared the worst of it.
A snow squall watch remains in effect for London, Parkhill and Eastern Middlesex County, along with Tillsonburg, Woodstock and Oxford County.
A snowsquall warning is in place for Huron-Perth, Waterloo-Wellington, and Grey-Bruce Counties.
Environment Canada says lake effect flurries and local snow squalls are expected to develop Friday morning, with snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm possible under the most intense bands.
“We expect the heaviest snow to stay possibly stay north of the City of London, but maybe hit the Lucan or Elginfield to Woodstock area by mid-morning, and continuing through this afternoon,” said Envrionment Canada Meteorologist Kelly Hobelman.
“So, areas just north and east of the city could see 10 to 15 centimetres of snow under heavy snow squalls.”
Hobelman says it looks like we’re in for about 5 cm in London, but possibly more if the wind shifts ever so slightly.
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The national weather service says snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably, as changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow, causing poor driving conditions. Highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
Once the current system moves out later Friday afternoon, another system is expected to move in over night. An Alberta clipper is expected to linger into New Years Eve bringing another 4 to 6 cm in total.
Temperatures are expected to warm to 2 degrees later Saturday, which means rain is likely, so you might need to pack your umbrella for any outdoor New Year’s Eve festivities.
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