Weather: Travel advisory issued like snow on tap for Friday, -8 C overnight

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Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory on Friday.

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The agency predicts that periods of rain or drizzle would turn to snow in the early afternoon as cold air floods the area and temperatures drop.

The weather agency predicted that about cm would fall by the time the snow subsides Friday night.

“Due to falling temperatures and fresh snowfall, roads can become icy and travel can be affected,” the advisory said. “Travel can be dangerous due to the sudden changes in the weather. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch the taillights up front and maintain a safe distance.

The snow is expected to end early Friday evening with a 30 percent chance of flurries as the mercury drops to -8 C with a wind chill of -10 in the evening and -16 at night.

Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high of -4 C and a wind chill of -10 in the afternoon, then a low of -10 C overnight under clear skies.

Sunday’s forecast is cloudy with a high of -3 C and a low of -9 C.

A mixture of sun and cloud is expected on Monday with a high of -2 C and a low of -7 C.

There is a 60 percent chance of snow showers Tuesday and 30 percent chance Tuesday night with a high of 0 ° C and low of -5 ° C.

The “norms” for this time of year are highs of 1 C and lows of -6 C.

Sunrise is at 7:15 a.m. and sunset at 4:24 p.m.

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