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Snow and bitter wind chills ahead for southern Ontario; first of multiple systems this week

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 9:04 PM -

After a relatively quiet weekend across southern Ontario, residents are being told to prepare for a potentially dicey road conditions on Family Day Monday. 

A Clipper moving across southern Ontario will bring light snow the region starting Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. 

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"Most of Monday will see fair conditions, but the snow will move into Southwestern Ontario in the afternoon and reach the GTA by the evening," Vaswani said. "A general 5-10 cm is expected, with higher amounts towards southwestern Ontario. Blowing snow may be an issue Monday night into Tuesday morning. The snow will taper through the afternoon on Tuesday."

Travellers are being told to prepare for possibly slippery road conditions as overnight wind chills will drop to the -20s, allowing snow to stick to the ground. 

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This is the first of multiple systems taking aim at Ontario this week. Vaswani says that another system is targeting the region on Wednesday, followed possibly by another storm late Thursday into Friday. 

"The system on Wednesday will likely be quick and less impactful. However there is a chance for mixed precipitation down towards Lake Erie," she said. "The system for late Thursday into Friday will bring in a lot of mild air and there is a chance that this could bring all rain for Southern Ontario instead of snow." 

We'll be keeping an eye on those systems and will have more information as they approach.

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