Environment Canada warns of snowfall in much of southern Ontario

Snow squall makes vehicle headlights barely visible on a road in Wawa Ont. on Nov. 12

Snow squall makes vehicle headlights barely visible on a road in Wawa Ont. on Nov. 12

Southern Ontario is in store for what could be the first blast of significant wintry weather this season.

There is a potential for some brief, heavy snow along with a cold front late today.

It says the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area could be blanketed by snow on Sunday afternoon as an Arctic cold front was expected to cross the region.

The agency has also issued a special weather statement for North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa, West Nipissing and French River, where "appreciable snow likely Monday and Monday night". A coating of a couple of centimetres in a short timeframe is possible in some areas.

"An Alberta Clipper low pressure area will sail across Southern Ontario Monday night into Tuesday", Environment Canada said in its statement.

On Monday, a general snowfall of five to 10 cm appears likely. Snowfall warnings where there would be at least 15 centimetres of snow within 12 hours, are not expected.

While the GTA is not likely to see any snowfall warnings, Environment Canada said that the weather system will produce poor winter driving conditions.

A high of just -3 C is in the forecast for Toronto on Monday, with the temperature expected to remain below the freezing mark for the rest of the week.

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