Strong storm in Ontario likely to disrupt winter cocktail travel

Strong storm in Ontario likely to disrupt winter cocktail travel

Strong storm in Ontario likely to disrupt trip with a wintry cocktail

With spring just weeks away, winter is showing no signs of an early departure in southern Ontario. Brace yourself for another violent winter storm beginning the last week of the month.

That forecast will sound like a repeat after the destructive storm that swept through the province last week. Similar to this latest storm, we will see widespread snow, ice and rain Monday night that will continue through Tuesday in some areas.

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This time, however, a smaller area will face the threat of ice impact, and total snowfall accumulations will be lower than the last Colorado low.

Prior to this chaotic setup, much of southern Ontario is on special weather reports.

A stormy Colorado low will invade the Great Lakes on Monday, with late afternoon precipitation spilling over southern Ontario. It’s one of those setups where the morning commute will likely be fine for everyone, but the Monday night commute will be absolute chaos for some, as untreated surfaces can get icy and slippery.



Snow will fall on the north side of the system, with a troublesome mix of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, and the rain focus along the shores of Lake Erie.

As warmer air moves higher, we will see a transition to ice pellets and patchy freezing rain southwest of the greater Toronto area, but not before the aforementioned region records between 5 and 10 cm of snowfall.

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Cottage Country and Eastern Ontario will witness the heaviest snowfalls, with most areas receiving nearly 10 inches of snowfall, with about 15 inches falling over the Ottawa area.



Gusty winds of up to 70 km/h will mean limited visibility on the roads surrounding the GTA on Monday evening, leaving drivers with difficult wintry driving conditions. You will need to adjust travel plans accordingly. Local power outages are also possible.

“Winter weather travel advice may be required as the event approaches,” Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) said in its special weather statement.

The greatest likelihood of light ice accretion from freezing rain is along portions of the Niagara Escarpment, stretching from Kincardine to Chatham and east toward Hamilton.



Although conditions will improve in the southwest on Tuesday, Ottawa and eastern Ontario will continue to snow heavily.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for more information on where these precipitation disparities will form and how this storm will affect Ontario to begin the workweek.

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