UPDATE (Monday, Dec. 28, 3:10 p.m. ET):TORONTO — Environment Canada has issued winter storm and freezing rain warnings for large swaths of Ontario and southern Quebec after an unseasonably warm December.
UPDATE (Monday, Dec. 28, 9:10 a.m. ET): Environment Canada downgraded their storm watch for Toronto and surrounding areas Monday morning.
The special weather alert said about 5 to 10 centimetres of snow is expected, and the threshold for a storm watch is 15 centimetres.
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Toronto and surrounding areas effective late Monday to early Tuesday.
About 10 to 15 centimetres of snow and hail is expected to fall overnight. Strong winds of about 70 km/h are also anticipated.
A low weather system from Texas will bring ice pellets and snow into southern Ontario throughout the evening before changing to freezing rain.
Drivers are cautioned to be careful on snow and ice-covered roads as visibility drops to "near zero."
By Tuesday, the freezing rain will be regular rain or drizzle. But further north, there's a chance the freezing rain may persist continue throughout the rest of the day.
Conditions will begin to improve Tuesday, according to the agency.
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