Continuous snow squalls expected across parts of southern Ontario this week, cold weather returns
Monday, February 24, 2014, 10:41 AM -
It could be a challenging week for drivers across parts of southern Ontario.
"Lake effect snow is expected on and off for the next four days until Thursday, possibly in the Greater Toronto Area at times," warns Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani. "Cold temperatures are also expected with very cold wind chills through the week."
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The City of Toronto issued an extreme cold weather alert early Monday morning.
Environment Canada also issued a snow squall warning for some areas Monday morning including the Barrie, Orillia and Grey-Bruce regions.
"Cold west to northwesterly winds off northern Lake Huron and Georgian Bay are producing snow squalls over portions of the regions," EC said in the warning. "The fact that waters are partially ice covered will keep snowfall amounts from being excessive."
10-15 cm of snow can be expected locally on Monday, with flurries expected through the evening and into Tuesday.
A snow squall watch was also issued for parts of southwestern Ontario, where local amounts of 5 to 10 cm can be expected Monday.
"The City of London is expected to escape the bulk of the activity, which is forecast to remain north of the city."
Reduced visibilities in some places are expected at times.