Blowing, drifting snow could impact Monday morning commute in the GTA
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:16 AM -
It's a far cry from the storms we're used to seeing this winter, but some light snow will be making its way to southern Ontario, potentially causing some slick conditions on the roads.
People across southern Ontario woke up to a light dusting on their vehicles on Sunday morning, after it began falling in the extreme southwestern Ontario region Saturday morning.
Wind gusts throughout the day on Sunday will be just under 15 km/h, while significantly picking up on Monday.
"Gusts will reach up to 40 km/h on Monday," adds Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon. "This will cause blowing and drifting snow for your Monday morning commute.
Meanwhile Cottage Country has been getting hammered by scattered squalls for the last couple of days, causing winter-like scenes like this to occur:
Lake effect bands have been strongest over Lake Ontario.
Callers to the Weather Network Storm Line reported dangerous conditions on Friday.
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"There has been whiteout conditions and heavy, heavy snow," said one caller from the Picton area. "Winds are very heavy. I live near the lake and the snow drifts are easily 10, maybe 12, feet high."
Below-seasonal temperatures will remain throughout Ontario into next week, so bundle up.
Forecasters are calling for daytime highs around the -10°C mark until at least until Tuesday.
Be sure to check back as we bring you the latest on this weather pattern.