December 27, 2015 6:59 pm
Updated: December 27, 2015 8:27 pm

Winter storm warning issued for Toronto, parts of southern Ontario

WATCH ABOVE: While the GTA has experienced unusually mild weather so far for this time of the year, a winter blast is expected for Monday night. Ashley Carter reports.


TORONTO – If you were unhappy with Friday’s green Christmas, it appears Mother Nature will work overtime to make it up to you.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Toronto and large swaths of southern Ontario, including Durham, Halton, Peel and York regions.

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Weather conditions from Texas are expected to bring blowing snow and ice pellets along with 10 to 15 cms of snow starting Monday night.

The forecast includes strong winds gusting up to 80 km/h near the shores of Lake Ontario.

Environment Canada warns that visibility will be greatly reduced on roadways and says travel disruptions will stretch into Tuesday.

Conditions worsen east of the city, with 15-25 cm of snow expected to fall in Peterborough, Belleville and Kingston, while Ottawa could see as much as 30 cm.

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