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Significant winter storm expected: Environment Canada

10-20 cm of snow expected by Tuesday morning
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Special weather statement in effect for:  

  • Mount Forest - Arthur - Northern Wellington County

Significant winter storm expected Monday into Wednesday.

A low pressure system is expected to track just east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on Monday bringing rain, snow and strong winds throughout Southern Ontario. This low pressure system is expected to remain over Southern Ontario until Wednesday.

Precipitation is expected to begin Monday morning as rain or snow and change quickly to snow Monday afternoon. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are possible by Tuesday morning.

Snow will continue Tuesday and into early Wednesday. Total snowfall amounts are fairly uncertain at this time, however, additional snowfall amounts near 30 cm are a possibility for areas along the southern shore of Georgian Bay.

Strong northwesterly winds gusting near 70 km/h are also possible Monday night and Tuesday, particularly near Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

Difficult travel conditions are expected as snow covered and icy roads are possible, particularly Monday afternoon into Tuesday.

Precipitation associated with this low pressure system is expected to move east of the area by Wednesday night.

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