After getting pummeled with snow on Sunday, the London region is bracing for another blast of winter weather Monday night.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement ahead of a Colorado low set to deliver between 5 and 10 cm of accumulation before the snow changes over to rain.
Visibility was reduced at times yesterday during a snow squall warning, which has since come to an end. Most parts of the region were left with at least 10 cm of accumulation.
Parking permits were cancelled Sunday night as the city’s snow-clearing crew began working to clear the streets.
Plows have been maneuvering their way through side streets since 9p.m. Sunday night, while sidewalk plows set out at midnight.
The special weather statement currently in effect covers London, Parkhill, Strathroy, and Komoka, along with Eastern and Western Middlesex County.
Brian Owsiak with Environment Canada tells AM980 snow will develop over southwestern Ontario on Monday night and move east to the GTA Tuesday morning.
“In general, we are just thinking around 10 cm of snow or so before it does switch over to rain which should be around noon on Tuesday,” said Owsiak. “So we are anticipating a warm-up but the morning commute on Tuesday could be quite messy.”
Drivers are encouraged to go slow and give themselves plenty of extra stopping distance.
Unfortunately, Owsiak suggests drivers will have to keep their guard up for the rest of the work week.
“It does look like the system will be winding down later on Tuesday, so probably by Tuesday evening it should be drying out in the London area,” said Owsiak. “But we are expecting an active and busy storm pattern for the rest of the week.”
The long term forecast includes the risk for more mixed precipitation on Wednesday and Thursday.