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. According to the agency, there is a chance of freezing rain or ice pellets during the 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 was caused Saturday night by a low-pressure system passing south of Lake Erie. However, it is still uncertain about the track of the weather system.
The snowfall amounts would decrease if the low pressure system moves further south.