Freezing rain warning issued for South Muskoka, up to 30cm of snow could fall in Huntsville
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Freezing rain is on the way to South Muskoka. Environment Canada has issued a warning for Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Port Carling and Port Severn, saying freezing rain is likely tonight and into Wednesday morning. The weather service says the spring storm will start off as rain but will freeze as early as this evening and could last for several hours. Snowfall in the area will likely be around a couple of centimetres, as the precipitation will fall as rain or freezing rain.
However, as you head north more snow is in the forecast. Environment Canada is calling for 15 to 30 centimetres by late Wednesday in Huntsville, Baysville and Parry Sound, due to a Colorado low making its way through the area. Strong winds are also expected, gusting up to 70 km/hr on Wednesday morning. The weather service says the snow could change over to ice pellets or freezing rain for a few hours tonight into tomorrow morning. If that freezing rain keeps up, the snowfall could end up being less than 15 centimetres.
Driving conditions across the entire district are expected to quickly deteriorate once the snow begins to fall, and Environment Canada recommends postponing all non-essential travel until the conditions improve.