It looks like Mother Nature isn't bored with winter weather just yet. Residents across Ontario's cottage country woke up to a massive snow dump Friday morning. Centimetres of the white stuff left the area looking like it was transported back into January.
On Friday morning, images of a snow-blanketed cottage country began flooding onto social media, where it appears that centimetres of the white stuff had piled up overnight.
Environment Canada originally issued a weather advisory on Thursday for Dunchurch, a community located in the Parry Sound district.
The travel advisory, which was issued at 5:05 p.m. on May 7, was predicted to be in place until mid-morning. It has since been taken down.
“Scattered bands of snow are expected to affect the regions this morning. Visibility could be quite poor at times locally,” read a statement from Environment Canada, according to ParrySound.
“This will create winter driving conditions and may cause slippery conditions. Conditions will improve later this morning as the heaviest snow bands dissipate,” it added.
Parry Sound was not the only region in Ontario to hit hard by snowfall this week.
According to Subury.com, two separate spring snowstorms hit the city within the same 24-hour period, breaking a decades-old weather record.
Sudbury shattered its previously held snowfall record after 8 centimetres of snow was recorded at the Greater Sudbury Airport on Friday. The previously held record was 2 centimetres which fell back in 1983.
So, what is causing this wintry weather? A lot of it has to due with a polar vortex which began sweeping across Ontario earlier this week.
The weather anomaly is set to bring record-breaking cold and snow flurries to the province.
According to the Weather Network, the winter storms may not be over just yet.
More snow is expected to move into the Georgian Bay and Lake Huron area by late Friday evening.
Up to an additional 10 centimetres of snow is possible throughout the weekend in these areas.
So if you're planning on heading up to your cottage anytime soon, you may want to pack a winter coat!