Winter storm warning issued for London, Middlesex: Setting Canada – London


A winter storm warning has been issued by Setting Canada for the London and Middlesex area forward of anticipated freezing rain and heavy snow on Thursday that may end in slick highway situations and decreased visibility.

The storm warning, issued shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, additionally covers Elgin and Lambton counties, and says {that a} low strain system is anticipated to trace northeast throughout lakes Erie and Ontario Thursday.

Different areas, together with Brant, Huron, Perth, and Oxford counties, have been underneath particular climate statements or climate advisories for a similar system.

“Precipitation will start as rain (Wednesday) night and transition to freezing rain Thursday morning and to snow Thursday afternoon. Ice pellets are additionally attainable,” the winter storm warning says.

A minimum of two to 5 millimetres of ice accumulation are anticipated on account of freezing rain Thursday morning and afternoon, whereas whole snowfall accumulations of 10 to twenty centimetres are anticipated Thursday afternoon and into the night.

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Snowfall within the afternoon and night could also be heavy at instances, and matched with blowing snow, is anticipated to end in decreased visibility on the roads, the warning says.

Gusts as much as 50 km/h are anticipated Thursday in London, in response to Setting Canada. Temperatures within the afternoon will fall to -4 C feeling like -11 C. The mercury will drop additional in a single day into Friday to a low of -10 C feeling like -17 C.

“Because the monitor of the low strain system stays unsure, precipitation kind, timing and quantities might change,” Setting Canada says.

Motorists are suggested to drive in response to the situations.

Friday’s forecast requires a mixture of solar and cloud and a excessive of -8 C, in response to the nationwide climate service.


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