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Southern Ontario snow to complicate Tuesday morning commute

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, April 14, 2014, 8:09 PM -

Temperatures are taking a dive in southern Ontario, right on the heels of one of the warmest days of the year

That will help make the Tuesday morning commute a tricky one, with a wintry mix moving in between 5 a.m and 9 p.m.

"Basically, it's a triple whammy of messy driving conditions," says Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm.


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Rain is expected during the pre-dawn hours. That will quickly change to ice pellets and then over to snow for the morning commute. 

"Latest models actually suggest that the period of ice pellets will be rather short and that we will go over to snow more quickly," adds Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham.

Untreated roadways are expected to be slippery -- and that could be bad news for motorists who have already removed their winter tires.

"We're asking people to slow down and leave lots of extra time Tuesday morning," Soderholm says.


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Toronto can expect a daytime high around the freezing mark Tuesday -- a huge dip from the 22°C recorded on Monday.

This system is part of the same one that's bringing soggy conditions to parts of southern Quebec.

Be sure to check back as we continue to monitor this system. For a list of watches and warnings, visit our Alerts page.

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