Another blast of wintry weather is making its way through the London region Tuesday morning, bringing up to 10 centimetres of snow, and then rain expected throughout the day.
The latest system has prompted Environment Canada to issue a weather advisory due to potentialy poor road conditions and gusting wind.
A travel advisory is in effect for London, Parkhill, Strathroy, and Middlesex Counties as a Colorado low sweeps through the region.
School buses have been cancelled for Middlesex, Oxford, and Elgin Counties. School buses are running on schedule for London, with the exception of the red zone. Parents can check the full list of cancellations here.
Temperatures are expectied to rise to +4 degrees by Tuesday afternoon.
“We expect the snow continuing through the morning, but it will change over to rain this afternoon. Before it changes over to rain there is a slight risk of freezing late in the morning and into early afternoon,” said Meteorologist Gerald Chang.
“Driving on the roads will be treacherous, so we advise people to take their time. As well, there will be some strong winds. Already, we are looking at winds at 20 km/h this morning, but it will quickly increase to 50 km/h with gusts up to 70 by the afternoon.”
A wind warning is in effect for Huron and Elgin counties with strong southerly winds of 70 km/h with gusts to 90 km/h are expected into tonight.
Chang says untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery, and motorists should give themselves plenty of extra time to reach their destination today.
Provincial police are reminding drivers to clear their vehicle of all snow, plan extra travel time, drive below posted speeds, don’t follow too close, and turn their lights on.
While the brunt of the rain is expected in the afternoon, Chang says the system should move out by Wednesday.
“Once it changes over to rain, the rain will continue through the evening hours and the system should end by overnight tonight,” said Chang.
“The winds will still be very strong through the evening and into the overnight, but should be easing by tomorrow morning.”
The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud Wednesday with late rain, a high of +5 degrees.
There’s a mix of sun and cloud with a chance of rain on Thursday with a high of +6 degrees.
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