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Ontario commute: Expect rain in the south, snow in the north

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:37 PM -

A mositure-laden system is targeting Ontario, bringing the potential for rain in the south and snow in the north.

"Models had initially suggested the storm would move in Monday afternoon," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani.

Right on cue, the system hit the region just ahead of the evening hour.


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The conditions are expected to persist in southern Ontario until Tuesday afternoon, meaning the morning commute could be tricky. 

Up to 30 mm of rain is expected between Barrie and Pembroke.

"Local amounts over 30 mm are possible near the lakes and along the U.S. border," adds Weather Network meteorologist Gina Ressler.

Predicted rain for Monday, combined with snowmelt could cause water levels to raise and cause some minor flooding

Wet snow is also possible Monday overnight through Tuesday morning in the Dundalk Highlands (2-5 cm) and from the Kawartha Highlands to Algonquin (up to 10 cm).

"Locally higher amounts are possible, especially over Bancroft through Algonquin park area, as well as the higher ground southwest of Collingwood including Flesherton, Singhampton and Shelburne," says Environment Canada in a special weather statement early Monday. "Snowfall warnings may be required."


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The temperature roller-coaster is also expected to continue with cooler temperatures on Wednesday, followed by a significant warm-up on Thursday.

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