Environment Canada has issued a blizzard warning for London, Ontario and Middlesex County, as well as the areas to the north and south along Lake Huron.
A blizzard watch issued Thursday morning was updated to a warning a day later, with the national weather agency expecting blizzards throughout the day on Friday and into the late hours of the night.
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The weather agency anticipates 4 to 8 inches of accumulation by Saturday morning with up to 10 inches possible “in areas experiencing persistent snow showers.”
Travel conditions will likely be affected, forecasters say, with heavy snowfall and winds reducing visibility and snowfall on roads and sidewalks making travel difficult.
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In London, the forecast at 7 in the morning indicated a maximum temperature of -1 C and 5 to 10 cm of snow was expected throughout the day on Friday. Another 5 cm was expected on Friday night, as the temperature drops to -5 C.
A high of 0 C is expected on Saturday with a chance of gusts in the morning and an overnight low of -2 C. More snow is expected on Sunday, with a high of 2 C, although it is unclear how much accumulation is anticipated at this time. .
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