UPDATE: 8:09 a.m. Friday

A Snow Squall Warning from Environment Canada has now ended for the Stratford area.

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UPDATE FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA: 3:19 p.m.

Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • Listowel – Milverton – Northern Perth County
  • Stratford – Mitchell – Southern Perth County
  • Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County

Snow squalls Thursday through Friday.

Snow squalls are developing off Lake Huron and will continue through Friday afternoon.

The most intense bands are expected tonight with conditions slowly improving through the day Friday.

Strong winds may accompany these bands resulting in blowing snow at times.

Local snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm will be possible by Friday morning.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

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Keep your snow shovel ready and remember to slow down on the roads.
The reminder comes as a Snow Squall Watch from Environment Canada for our area has now been upgraded to a Snow Fall Warning with squalls expected Thursday through Friday.
The weather agency says snow squalls are expected to develop off Georgian Bay and Lake Huron late Thursday morning through Friday afternoon with as much as 30 centimetres of snow expected to come down.
The most intense snow is expected to persist through Thursday night with conditions improving slowly during the day Friday.
High winds are also possible meaning the snow may be blowing in some areas.