Southern Ontario under storm watch with up 20 cm in Friday forecast

Southern Ontario is bracing for another spell of winter weather with heavy snow in the forecast.

Environment Canada has issued winter storm watches for most of southern Ontario where it's forecasting up to 20 centimetres.

The storm system is set to blow across the province starting tomorrow afternoon, with snow expected to quickly get heavy and combine with strong winds to create dangerous driving conditions.

The storm is forecasted to hit Toronto Friday night and continue into Saturday morning with expected snowfall between 15 and 20 centimetres.

It's the latest in a recent rash of winter storms to torment southern Ontario after last week's ice storm knocked out power to thousands of people and was followed up by a messy mix of snow and ice pellets earlier this week.

Meteorologists had predicted the to-date mild winter season could end with a blast of storms, with cooler temperatures persisting into early April.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 2, 2023.

The Canadian Press