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Winter storm set to bring up to 20 cm of snow to GTA by Tuesday

CityNews | posted Monday, Mar 13th, 2017

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Old Man Winter is going to get one final swing before spring officially arrives in a little over a week’s time.

Flurries and light snow should begin early Monday afternoon, CityNews weather specialist Frank Ferragine said, with the heaviest snowfall coming on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday will continue with strong winds and blowing snow, and the snow ending Tuesday night.

There’s a high of -6 C in the forecast for Monday, 680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor said, with a wind chill near -14. There will be similar temperatures on Tuesday, with a high of -6 C and a low near -11 C.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto, the GTA and southern Ontario on Sunday, warning that a major winter storm will hit the region starting Monday night.

“Snow is forecast to spread into southwestern Ontario during the day Monday then envelop much of southern Ontario Monday night through Tuesday,” said the environmental agency. “Cold artctic air already in place over the Great Lakes will ensure it will be a dry, fluffier snow, creating some blowing snow issues as winds pick up during the storm.”

Between 10 and 20 centimetres of snow are likely as a result of the storm with Hamilton and Niagara receiving as much as 30 centimetres.

The snowfall is expected to taper off Tuesday night.

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