Snow squalls, rain could complicate travel in Ontario on Monday

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Snow squalls, rain could complicate travel in Ontario on Monday
Snow squalls, rain could complicate travel in Ontario on Monday

Several regions in southern Ontario will wake up to a light coating of snow on Monday from an Alberta clipper that is tracking out of the province. The system will leave lingering snow squalls throughout the day and many could accumulate a few centimetres of snow. Other regions closer to Lake Ontario could see rain showers. Details and timing, below.

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MONDAY: SNOW SQUALLS, COOL TEMPERATURES

Southwestern Ontario and parts of cottage country could see several centimetres of snow by Monday morning. The snowfall could continue to accumulate in these areas throughout the day where lake-effect flurries materialize. Areas near Georgian Bay could see an additional 5-10 cm, and even 15 cm in some localized regions.

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Gusting winds could intensify the flurries and complicate road conditions for motorists during the early morning commute.

“Accumulating snow on roadways will lead to difficult travel conditions and may result in transportation delays. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop,” warns Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Some areas that could be particularly impacted by the westerly winds include Kincardine, Goderich, Stratford, Kitchener, and surrounding regions.

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The chilly, near seasonal weather will continue into the week. However, temperatures are set to rebound to above seasonal for a couple of days during the middle of the week before colder weather returns late in the week and weekend once again.

Northwestern Ontario will see snow on Tuesday before this band of precipitation tracks into the Nickelbelt on Wednesday. Ice pellets and mixed precipitation are possible in cottage country on Wednesday, whereas southern regions of the province will see rain.

Be sure to check back for the latest updates on the changing pattern across Ontario.

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