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Light snow Sunday before messy winter storm targets Ontario


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Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:31 PM - As southern Ontario bids adieu to lake-effect snow, a clipper system is expected to bring light snowfall to the region Sunday ahead of a messy winter storm.

Areas east of Georgian Bay are in line to pick up 5-10 cm of snow, with 2-4 cm in the forecast for the Greater Toronto Area.

Light snow continues into Monday through central and eastern Ontario before an impactful winter storm tracks into the province for Tuesday.


Highlights

  • Clipper system to bring light snow to southern Ontario Sunday into Monday.
  • Next system tracks into the region Tuesday, bringing risk of freezing rain, rain and heavy snow.
  • Snow on the backside of this low through Wednesday and Thursday.


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"There is the risk of freezing rain from west to east across southern Ontario Tuesday morning, shifting eastward Tuesday evening/night into Ottawa and Montreal," says The Weather Network meteorologist Nadine Hinds-Powell.

Southern Ontario will see a transition to heavy rain through Tuesday afternoon, with heavy snow for northern portions of the province, extending into southern Quebec.

"As the low pressure continues to track across the lakes, a surge of milder air will cause temperatures to briefly spike overnight across southern Ontario, with some locations along the north shore of Lake Erie approaching double digits for a short time," adds The Weather Network meteorologist Michael Carter. "This warm up won’t last long however, as winds turn northerly behind the system and arctic air floods in."

Lingering precipitation looks to changeover to snow across the Great Lakes Wednesday through Thursday.

By the time we head into the third weekend of February, the region will see another shot of Arctic air (around Valentine's day), with milder weather on the horizon by the weekend.

Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.

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