Potential for a “high impact storm” brewing in Muskoka
Photo: Snow falling in Huntsville in mid-April. Photo by Taylor Ablett/105,5 Moose FM/Vista Radio
Environment Canada is still calling for significant snow this week. The weather service says we can expect the snow to hit Friday night and continue into Saturday morning. Up to 15 centimetres of snow mixed with ice pellets could fall by Saturday morning. More snow will fall during the day on Saturday, around five to 10 centimetres before tapering off. No warnings have been issued yet, but Environment Canada says a snowfall warning may be required.
On Sunday, a messy mix of snow, ice pellets, and freezing rain will begin. Environment Canada says significant accumulation is possible. Five to 10 centimetres of snow and 10 to 15 millimetres of ice pellets and freezing rain is possible. As you move south, a few hours of freezing rain is possible Monday morning as well.
However, Environment Canada says there is a caveat to the prediction. The weather system is still a couple of days away, and so it’s not completely certain how much snow and rain will fall, and which areas will be hit the hardest. The weather service says there is a potential for this to be a high impact storm.
The My Muskoka Now newsroom will continue to keep an eye on the conditions and release updates as needed.
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