With the holiday travel season on the horizon, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of southern Ontario.
The statement, issued late Thursday afternoon for London, Parkhill, Strathroy, Komoka, and Middlesex County, notes that two main weather systems are expected between Friday night and Monday.
The weather agency says a fairly moist disturbance from southern California will quickly make its way to Southern Ontario come Friday night and into early Saturday, with a few hours of snow expected to all but guarantee a white Christmas. The weather service says we could get a couple centimetres here in London.
While Christmas Day will be quiet weather-wise, a Colorado storm is set to arrive in the region in time for Boxing Day.
The storm system is expected to bring in rain and near record mild temperatures on Monday; in London, the mercury is forecast to climb from a high of 1 on Sunday to 10 degrees on Monday. Areas to the north and east of London-Middlesex could potentially see periods of freezing rain but Environment Canada notes that watches or warnings would be issued as needed once the event approaches.
You can monitor weather systems from Environment Canada here.