Mild and sunny for southern Ont., another Colorado low looms
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9:21 PM - After quite the active weekend across southern Ontario, it will be a mild and sunny Monday for the most part across the region.
The at-times strong storms of Friday and Saturday -- with the weather being considered as a possible factor in an incident that saw a plane leave the runway upon landing at Pearson Airport -- were brought on by a passing Colorado low. Its passage brought a cooldown in temperatures that contributed to lake-effect snow Sunday.
Places like Orillia and Coldwater picked up about 20 cm of snow.
A special weather statement remains in effect for areas near Eastern Lake Superior including, Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa as a trough is expected to bring up to 15 cm of snow through Monday morning.
- Special weather statement in effect for areas near Eastern Lake Superior, 5-10 cm of snow expected.
- Mild and sunny for the most part across southern Ontario Monday.
- Next Colorado low tracks into Ontario Tuesday night into Wednesday.
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The drastic drop in temperatures after days of damp, warm conditions let to flash freeze in some areas. On the roads, a collision involving more than 60 vehicles on Highway 401 east of Avenue Road late Saturday night was blamed on black ice, according to City News, which also reported there were no serious injuries.
Some parts of southern Ontario look to warm up again for the start of the work week.
"High pressure off the North Carolina coast will produce a southerly flow for southern Ontario Monday (8oC for Toronto), while the Nickel Belt will be influenced by a weaker high in northern Quebec, which will keep them below freezing to start the week," says The Weather Network meteorologist Kevin MacKay.
Forecasters are watching another Colorado low set to push into Ontario Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing rain and a rain/snow mix to some.
Check back for details as we continue to monitor the forecast.
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ADDITIONAL SOURCE: City News