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Snow squall watch lifted for London, surrounding areas

Forecasters said the worst of the squalls were expected to hit north of London.
Forecasters said the worst of the squalls were expected to hit north of London. Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

After waking in a blanket of snow, London received another bout of winter weather throughout the day Wednesday.

Environment Canada’s snow squall watch for London, along with Parkhill and eastern Middlesex County, was lifted Wednesday evening after being in place since Tuesday afternoon.

A snow warning was briefly issued for the area, but that was downgraded early Wednesday morning.

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Early Wednesday morning, Ryan Rozinskis, a meteorologist for Environment Canada, said the worst of the day’s weather would target areas north of London and closer to Lake Huron.

“Likely a lot of blowing snow in those locations, but down towards the London area, we’ve seen things weaken a little bit,” Rozinskis said.

“There are still some flurries in the [London] area, and we’re expecting that to continue.”
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Rozinskis added that the biggest threat from Wednesday’s weather system was reduced visibility from blowing snow.

There’s still a chance for more nasty weather before the week is over.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement calling for a “significant winter storm” to hit the London area on Saturday.

“There’s still a fair bit of uncertainty being that it is several days out still,” Rozinkis said.

“We’re looking at, for London, rainfall being the main threat… we could see 25, even up to 55 millimetres of rain.”

The worst of Saturday’s storm is likely to stay north of London, Rozinskis added.

Winter driving safety tips
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— with files from Global News Radio 980 CFPL’s Jacquelyn LeBel.