According to Environment Canada, travel may be dangerous Saturday night and Sunday morning. This was stated in a winter weather advisory issued Saturday morning for the Niagara region.
Rain is expected in the area by late afternoon or early evening. Then, it will turn to snow. The agency stated that there is a possibility of freezing rain or small ice pellets during this transition.
Snow will continue to fall into Sunday, with snowfall rates peaking at one to two cm an hour. Sunday afternoon is expected to see a total of five to ten centimetres of snowfall.
Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and “adjust travel plans accordingly,” they said, and should consider postponing non-essential travel until weather conditions improve.
They explained that snowfall is caused by a low-pressure system passing south of Lake Erie Saturday evening, but that there is still uncertainty about its track.
The snowfall amounts would be lower if the low-pressure system tracks further south.