‘Significant winter storm’ expected in London region, Environment Canada says

Despite the sunny weekend, Environment Canada says a “significant winter storm” is expected to move into the London region on Monday. 

In a special weather statement issued to London, Parkhill, Strathroy, Komoka as well as Eastern and Western Middlesex County, the weather agency said a low pressure system is expected to bring rain, snow and strong winds across southern Ontario.

“Precipitation is expected to begin Monday … Rain is then expected to change to snow Monday afternoon or evening with snow continuing into Wednesday. Snowfall amounts near 5 to 10 cm are possible by Tuesday morning,” read the statement, which said that while additional snowfall amounts are uncertain at this time, 15 cm are possible. 

The agency added that strong winds gusting near 70 km/h are also possible Monday night and Tuesday near Lake Huron.

“Difficult travel conditions are expected as snow covered and icy roads are possible, particularly Monday night into Tuesday. Several transitions between rain and snow are possible throughout this event.”

The storm is set to move away from the region on Wednesday. 

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