UPDATE: Environment Canada has lifted a Snow Squall Warning for the Parry Sound area.

Environment Canada has placed the Parry Sound area under a Snow Squall Warning once again.

Affected areas included the Town of Parry Sound, Carling, and Rosseau

The agency is forecasting snow squalls and strong winds for the remainder of Friday.

Multiple bands of snow squalls continue to affect the region late this afternoon.

Strong westerly winds gusting up to 80 km/h are also occurring today.

Officials say strong winds are generating near zero visibilities in blowing snow.

Local snowfall amounts up to 20 cm per 12 hours are possible in the strongest snow squalls.

The westerly winds will become northwesterly this evening, shifting the snow squalls to the southeast of Georgian Bay.

Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

Road closures are possible.

If you would like to report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm or tweet reports using #ONStorm.