Snowfall expected Christmas Eve and Christmas Day may make travel challenging

Snowfall expected Christmas Eve and Christmas Day may make travel challenging

MUSKOKA – Environment Canada has released a special weather statement for parts of Muskoka.

This statement, released at 4:29 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, is for the Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Port Carling and Port Severn Areas.

Widespread snowfall of 5 to 10-centimetres is expected Christmas Eve, with higher amounts possible near the Lake Ontario shore.

A developing low pressure system will track south of the Great Lakes Sunday night, bringing another round of snow for much of Southern Ontario. Snow will begin late Sunday afternoon, with the bulk of the snow falling Sunday night. General snowfall amounts of 5 to 10-centimetres are expected by the time the snow ends early Monday morning, Christmas Day. Higher amounts, up to 15-centimetres, are possible with lake enhancement with easterly winds off Lake Ontario.

According to Environment Canada, while the winter wonderland will be lovely to see come Christmas Day, it could contribute to challenging travelling conditions for those visiting family and friends over the holidays.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For updates and information on road conditions and traffic delays, including live tweets from OPP and MTO, visit our LIVE: Muskoka traffic and road conditions or LIVE: Parry Sound traffic and road conditions. For up-to-date short- and long-term weather forecasts, visit our weather page. To let us know how your drive is, tweet with #MyParrySoundDrive or #MyMuskokaDrive.