Snowstorm hits parts of southern Ontario, expected to last until Tuesday

Did you turn your clocks ahead?

A system is moving into the province and Environment Canada meteorologist Steve Knott says the snow will begin around Kitchener.

Cloudy periods, a 40-per-cent chance of flurries and a low of -13 C are expected for Wednesday night.

Major winter storm threatens Southern Ontario early this week.

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A Special Weather Statement from Environment Canada for much of southwestern Ontario says 10 - 15 centimetres of snow can be expected by end of day Tuesday.

Total snowfall amounts closer to 30 centimetres are possible in the Hamilton to Niagara corridor, due to added moisture from Lake Ontario.

Mother Nature is sending a chilly reminder that winter is not done with us yet.

Cold arctic air already in place over the Great Lakes is creating conditions for light, dry snow, resulting in localized blowing snow as winds strengthen during the storm.

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Here in Windsor-Essex, windy conditions are also forecast, making for local blowing snow and below-freezing temperatures.

If you need more of an explanation: a low pressure centre that is developing over the northwestern USA will be tracking just south of the Great Lakes.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Norfolk, Haldimand, Brant, Hamilton and the Niagara region.

About 10 cm of snow is expected Tuesday night with wind at 30 km/h gusting to 50 and a low of -11 C.

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