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Lake effect snow will continue across parts of southern Ontario Tuesday, possibly impacting the evening commute in the GTA. Below seasonal temps also on tap for the remainder of the week with Wednesday likely being the coldest day.

Lake effect snow and frigid temperatures continue to impact southern Ontario

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 9:08 AM -

Frigid temperatures and lake effect snow.

That pretty much sums up the week in southern Ontario.

"Lake effect snow will continue on and off until Thursday," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani. "There is a weak disturbance going through the region today and this will allow for snow to develop this afternoon and evening pushing in from the Huron shores through to the Greater Toronto Area."

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According to Vaswani, the snow in the GTA should generally be light with trace to 2 cm expected. That could still impact the evening commute, so drivers should prepare for a slower drive.

"Closer to the Huron shores, amounts could exceed 5 cm if intense squalls develop," Vaswani says. "On Wednesday, scattered flurries are likely throughout southern Ontario."


Cold air will also linger across the region, with Wednesday possibly being the coldest day of the week.

"Expect a frigid Wednesday morning with wind chills in the mid -20s," says Vaswani.

The City of Toronto issued an extreme cold weather alert on Monday morning in an effort to "make vulnerable homeless people in Toronto aware of the dangers of staying outside too long in cold weather and to ensure they have safe and warm places to go."


"Another system is in the works for forming late this week and possibly bringing snow to southern Ontario for the weekend before developing into a more significant storm that may affect the Eastern Seaboard for the first week of March," Vaswani adds.

Be sure to check back for frequent updates and stay up to date on the warnings in your area.

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