Up to 15 cm of snow expected for Kingston and area

Photo by Damian McCoig.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Kingston area due to a coming weather conditions that may bring nearly half a foot of snow for the first time this year.

At 10:36 on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, Environment Canada issued the special weather statement indicating that a 10 to 15 cm snowfall is headed this way for tonight and into Friday.

“A deepening low pressure system will track northward along the eastern seaboard today and Friday. Snow associated with the low will reach Eastern Ontario beginning this evening, then continue through tonight into Friday,” Environment Canada said.

Areas to be affected by the forecast include: Kingston – Odessa- Frontenac Islands, Napanee – Consecon, and Picton – Sandbanks Park.

Total snowfall amounts are expected to be in the 10 to 15 cm range according to current indications, Environment Canada said. For commuters, the later part of this evening’s commute may be affected, but “significant impacts” are expected for the Friday morning commute.

“Motorists should be prepared for poor winter driving conditions,” the statement reads.

“Snow is expected to become light and intermittent by Friday evening.”

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