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Significant snow, freezing rain, strong winds threatening Tuesday: Environment Canada

Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 5 to 15 cm are possible, along with ice buildup from freezing rain
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Special weather statement issued for:

   Waterloo - Wellington, Ont. (046400)
   Orangeville - Grand Valley - Southern Dufferin County, Ont. (046530)
   Caledon, Ont. (046610)

Current details: 

Winter storm with significant snow, freezing rain, and strong winds threatening Tuesday. 

A low pressure system brewing over the Southern Plains States may intensify into a winter storm as it tracks over Southern Ontario Tuesday. Snow is expected to arrive Tuesday morning. The snow may then change to ice pellets and freezing rain for a few hours Tuesday before changing back to snow by Tuesday night as colder air arrives in the wake of the low pressure system. Snow will taper off to flurries on Wednesday.

How much snow and freezing rain a region receives falls will depend on the exact track of the low pressure system.

Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 5 to 15 cm are possible, along with ice buildup from freezing rain. Snowfall amounts may be higher should the switch over to freezing precipitation not occur. 

Strong and gusty easterly winds may cause low visibility in blowing snow before the snow changes over to freezing precipitation. 

This weather system may have a significant impact on travel. 

Watches and warnings may be required as this event draws closer.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

More details on the alert are available here.

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