Burlington and Oakville Now Under Winter Storm Watch

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Burlington and Oakville.

This watch came into effect at 10:40 this morning (Jan. 18).

The watch is a result of a major winter storm that is expected to track south of the Great Lakes this weekend.

According to Environment Canada, the anticipated snowfall will begin Saturday morning and taper off in the evening.

"Latest analysis suggests that the heaviest snowfall amounts will occur between Hamilton and the Niagara region where strong northeast winds will draw extra moisture from Lake Ontario," reads the Environment Canada website.

Snow accumulations exceeding 15 cm may impact Burlington as well as Haldimand county.

According to Environmet Canada, amounts should drop off rather sharply north of Burlington towards Oakville.

Strong northeast winds of 40 gusting to 60 km/h are also expected. These winds will generate blowing snow and cold wind chill values near minus 20.

Environment Canada is reminding people that the rapidly accumulating snow could make travelling difficult.

Stay safe, Halton.

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