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Snow drifts into parts of southern, northern Ontario

Staff writers

November 24, 2012 — Residents in parts of southern and northern Ontario woke up to find patches of snow on Saturday. Environment Canada says some regions could see an additional 15 cm of snow as a cold front moves across the province.

Lake effect flurries expected through Sunday
Lake effect flurries expected through Sunday

While  southern and northern parts of the province have been enjoying rare "t-shirt weather" in November, a cold front has been pushing through southern and northern Ontario -- and it's brought a significant change this weekend.

"We some snow squalls late Friday evening," says Gina Ressler, a meteorologist at The Weather Network, "but it was very localized. Some communities didn't get anything at all, while others only saw a light dusting."

As the cold front swept through southern Ontario Friday night, temperatures rapidly fell as rain started to change into ice pellets and snow.

Brian Dillon, another meteorologist at The Weather Network, says the squalls off Georgian Bay and Lake Huron will continue through Saturday.

Environment Canada has issued snow squall warnings for areas including London, Collingwood, Barrie and Midland. An additional 15 cm of snowfall is expected by Saturday night, with locally higher amounts possible.

Additional snowfall forecast in northern Ontario
Additional snowfall forecast in northern Ontario

The cold front is associated with a low pressure system that developed over northern Ontario.

Motorists across the province are urged to exercise caution on the roads as blowing snow could reduce visibility through Saturday. 

And for those planning on heading to the 100th Grey Cup Sunday, be sure to bundle up!

"Scattered flurries and a windchill of -5 is expected in Toronto," says Brian Dillon, another meteorologist at The Weather Network. "So dress warmly if you wish to spend a significant portion of your day outdoors this weekend."

You can stay updated on the weather in your area by heading to the watches and warnings section of the website. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV for coverage on these storms. 

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