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 to fall in the area this afternoon or evening, and then transition 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 said that the snowfall was caused by a low pressure system moving south of Lake Erie Saturday night. However, there is still uncertainty about the track of this weather system.
The snowfall amounts would decrease if the low pressure system moves further south.