November 29, 2020 5:40pm
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for areas across southern Ontario as a winter storm is expected to hit the region on Monday.
A low pressure system is expected to come across the eastern parts of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on Monday bringing rain, snow and strong winds throughout southern Ontario. The system is expected to linger over the area until Wednesday.
On Sunday, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Grey County with local amounts between 20-25 centimetres possible by Tuesday morning. Additional amounts upwards of 25 centimetres could be a possibility throughout Tuesday, especially in areas near Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.
Areas in southwestern Ontario including Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton, London-Middlesex, and Elgin and Oxford counties could see 5-10 centimetres of snow by Tuesday morning, with local amounts closer to 15 centimetres in areas closer to Lake Huron. Additional snowfall between 5-10 centimetres is also possible throughout Tuesday before the system moves east.
Additionally, the weather agency predicts strong northwesterly winds upwards of 70 kilometres per hour beginning Monday night into Tuesday. Travel may become difficult during this time as conditions are favourable for creating icy, and snow covered roads.
-With files from Allanah Wills