UPDATE: As of early Monday morning, the winter storm watch has been dropped, but it’s been replaced by a special weather statement. Click here for the details.
After a string of record breaking mild temperatures over the holiday season, Old Man Winter appears set to emerge from an extended slumber.
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Toronto, and much of southern Ontario with the national weather agency anticipating a “low from Texas” will spread snow, ice pellets, and blowing snow into the area on Monday evening.
According to Environment Canada, snow and ice pellet amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres are expected in some areas before precipitation changes to freezing rain early Tuesday.
Freezing rain will change to rain or scattered drizzle during the day on Tuesday.
In addition to snow, strong easterly wind gusts up to 70 kilometres an hour are expected Monday evening and Monday night with gusts up to 80 km/h possible near Lake Ontario.
Stay with AM640 for the latest on this developing story.