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Snow squall warning, winter weather travel advisory issued for Hamilton area

A blast of snow is expected to hit areas of Hamilton and Niagara Region on Saturday night. Lisa Polewski / Global News

Environment Canada has issued a snow squall warning for the city of Hamilton and area.

A travel advisory for significant snowfall was issued on Friday by the weather agency, which is now forecasting between 10 and 15 centimetres of lake-effect snow, which will limit visibility on the QEW between Oakville and Hamilton.

“Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions,” the agency said in a statement on Friday morning.

“If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.”

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The snow is expected to taper off in the afternoon and return overnight Saturday, continuing through much of the day with the potential for another five to 10 centimetres.

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Temperatures are expected to hover around -7 C and feel like -18 with the windchill factored in for both Friday and Saturday afternoon.

Overnight temperatures are expected to be around -11 C and feel like -19 with the windchill.

Earlier this morning, Hamilton’s medical officer of health cancelled a cold weather alert after windchills of –20 hit the region overnight Friday.

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