Special weather statement issued with cold front sweeping across Southern Ontario
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Muskoka and Parry Sound. A sharp cold front will sweep south across Southern Ontario today, bringing a general two to four centimetre snowfall to the region. However areas northeast of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay could see local snowfall amounts of up to ten centimetres. Strong and gusty southwesterly winds are expected to develop ahead of the front. Near the shores of the Great Lakes gusts between 50 and 70 km/h are possible and some areas have been issued warning with gusts of up to 90 km/h expected. Along the front, bands of intense flurries may develop giving a brief period of near zero visibilities in snow and blowing snow along with a quick few centimetres of accumulation. Behind the front, an Arctic air mass will settle in over the region. Lake effect flurries and local snow squalls are expected to develop tomorrow southeast of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. In addition, the deepening cold air combined with moderate winds will result in cold wind chill values ranging from minus 25 to minus 35 Tuesday morning.