Winter storm may bring ice pellets to Hamilton, London
Environment Canada is warning that another winter storm is set to hit southern Ontario Sunday evening with snow in some cities, including Hamilton and London, possibly turning to ice pellets.
Freezing rain is expected in the ‘extreme southwest’ of Ontario and may cause icy driving conditions Monday morning.
Environment Canada issued a winter storm watch for most of the southeastern part of the province, predicting the potential of up to 20 cm of snow in some places.
A low pressure system now over Colorado is expected to track east toward the Great Lakes and pass just south of Lake Erie by Sunday evening.
Snow and blowing snow are expected for areas from Goderich across the Waterloo region and into western parts of the GTA.
As of 8 p.m. Sunday evening Environment Canada had ended the storm warning for Mississauga – though the city is still expected to see 5 to 10 cm of snow.
Cities to the North and East of Toronto will likely see no more than 2 cm of snow fall.
The northeastern parts of the GTA, including the City of Toronto, will likely avoid the brunt of the storm but can still expect accumulation in the range of 5 to 10 cm by Monday morning, according to the weather agency.
After a brief taste of spring on Friday, followed by plunging temperatures Saturday, Toronto remained chilly Sunday morning with a temperature of minus 10 and a wind chill of minus 18.
By Monday night the mercury is expected to drop to minus 13.
After the spurt of balmy weather, powerful winds of up to 100 km/h downed powerlines, knocked down trees and tore part of the roof off a strip mall in the city’s West End.
Thousands were left without power over the weekend but Hydro One says it has restored power for nearly 50, 000 customers.
Some 2,600 customers are still without electricity. Hydro One says the remaining customers are in more rural areas may not have their power restored until Monday.
Christine Dobby and Hayley Kelman, with files from Canadian Press