Southern Ontario expected to receive 5 to 15 cm of snow by Christmas morning

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Light snow expected to make a ‘perfect Christmas’, experts say
Two weather systems coming through the GTA will likely cause a white Christmas according to experts at Environment Canada. As Erica Vella reports, people are taking the chance to go out and enjoy the snow – Dec 23, 2017

For those hoping for a white Christmas this year, you’re in luck.

Residents in most of southern Ontario will see a white Christmas as a low-pressure system is expected to bring five to 15 centimetres of snow by Monday morning. Toronto and the surrounding GTA possibly receiving between 15 and 20 centimetres, according to an Environment Canada statement.

“A Texas low is gathering strength this morning and will race towards us approaching the speed of Rudolph later today. It will transport snow into Southern Ontario beginning [Sunday] afternoon,” the statement said, adding the snow will intensify later in the evening, especially in the GTA where a “snowfall warning is in effect.”

“While the winter wonderland will be lovely to see come Christmas Day, it could contribute to challenging travelling conditions for those visiting family and friends over the holidays.”

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It’s recommended those flying out of Toronto check the status of flights at Toronto Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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