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Icy conditions followed by heavy snowfall expected Wednesday for London, Ont.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for London and Middlesex County on Jan. 19, 2022. FILE

Winter weather concerns are continuing for the London, Ont., region with the potential for an icy afternoon followed by a snowy 24 hours.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for London and Middlesex County shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, stating that the forecast is calling for temperatures high enough to melt snow and ice but adding that an expected cold front will bring an abrupt temperature drop in time for the evening commute.

The statement was updated just before 9 a.m. to cover only London, Parkhill and eastern Middlesex County.

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“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become icy and slippery,” the national weather agency said.

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The forecast for London is calling for a high of 3 C by 10 a.m., with the temperature dropping to -4 C with a wind chill of -12 by 4 p.m.

Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, a snow squall watch was issued for all of London and Middlesex County over the potential for lake effect snow squalls beginning Wednesday evening and lasting until Thursday night.

Meteorologists suggest local snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are possible, as well as “significantly reduced visibilities.”

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The warnings are the latest in a series of weather advisories this week.

On Tuesday, a snow squall watch was issued for London, Parkhill and eastern Middlesex County. The watch was later replaced with a winter weather travel advisory before that too was dropped.

On Monday, a snowfall warning was issued for London, Parkhill and eastern Middlesex County.

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