Snow squall watch in effect for Kawartha Lakes through Sunday

Local snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm expected by Sunday night

Snow plow on highway during snow squall

Environment Canada has issued a snow squall watch for the City of Kawartha Lakes, including Lindsay and Fenelon Falls, from late Saturday night through Sunday evening (November 20).

A cold front will push through the region Saturday night, bringing periods of heavy snow. Behind the front, brisk northwest winds are expected to bring lake effect snow squalls into the region.

Local snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected by Sunday night. Visibility may be reduced to near zero in heavy snow and local blowing snow.

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The squalls will clear Sunday night as winds become more southwesterly.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.