South Niagara remains under snow squall watch

Niagara Falls and the southern tier remain under a snow squall watch as well as a wind warning this morning.

Environment Canada says residents living near Lake Erie can expect southwest winds gusting up to 90 km/h early this morning , with winds up to 85 km/h in Niagara Falls and Welland.

There is also a chance of snow squalls developing late this afternoon into the evening hours.

But the weather office says the squalls will probably be confined to areas near the Lake Erie shoreline, from just east of Port Colborne to Fort Erie.

Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible.

In addition, strong and gusty southwesterly winds, may cause near whiteout conditions at times in blowing snow, mainly this evening once the lake effect snow bands affect the area.