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Snowstorms, ice pellets and a deep freeze: Canada’s relentless winter continues

WATCH: A winter storm is taking aim at southern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada

Another winter storm is taking aim at southern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada with snow, ice pellets and freezing rain along with very gusty winds.

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Toronto will see 15-20 centimetres fall, and up to 40 centimetres could fall by end of day Wednesday in Ottawa and Montreal. Wind gusts to 80 km/h will also cause significant blowing and drifting snow.

The same system will then bring heavy snow and mixed precipitation to Atlantic Canada.

READ MORE: Winter storm in Toronto to bring mix of snow, ice pellets on Tuesday

A look at the winter storm headed towards southern Ontario
A look at the winter storm headed towards southern Ontario

While it is not unusual for a storm like this to impact such a large area of eastern Canada in the middle of winter, it is rare for winter weather to impact the West Coast at the same time.

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Toronto to expect 15-20 cm of snow on Tuesday: Weather forecast
Toronto to expect 15-20 cm of snow on Tuesday: Weather forecast

On Sunday, 10 centimetres fell in Vancouver and another 10 centimetres is on the way on Monday with potentially another winter storm later this week. Meanwhile, in Saskatoon, the temperature on Monday finally climbed above -20 C for the first time since Feb. 2. The cold has been persistent in the Prairies.

WATCH: How southern Ontarians can brace for another dump of snow

How southern Ontarians can brace for another dump of snow
How southern Ontarians can brace for another dump of snow

To avoid the snow, ice, and cold, Canadians have nowhere to go but south.

The pattern will favour more wintery weather for at least the next two weeks as the Arctic air that’s impacting Western Canada slowly shifts east. This means more snow to coastal B.C. and a very stormy period from the Great Lakes to Newfoundland with at least three more snow/ice/rain events.

WATCH: GTA braces for another dose of wintry weather

GTA braces for another dose of wintry weather
GTA braces for another dose of wintry weather

If longer-range computer models are correct, a cold and snowy pattern could last well into March from Manitoba through Quebec.

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