02/17/2014 12:24 EST | Updated 04/19/2014 05:59 EDT

Up to 10 cm of snow coming tonight

As much as 10 centimetres of snow is expected to fall across the Greater Toronto Area tonight, which could make for a tricky commute Tuesday morning. 

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of southern Ontario, saying a disturbance coming up from the United States will bring snow into southwestern Ontario beginning late Monday afternoon.

“Snow will arrive late this afternoon and early this evening and move into extreme southwestern Ontario, down toward the Windsor area and reach Toronto before nightfall then spreading further east toward Peterborough and the Kawarthas into the overnight hours,” said CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland.

“In general the lower Great Lakes can expect to pick up five to just over 10 centimetres of snow by tomorrow morning’s commute.

The snow is expected to taper off by mid morning Tuesday but blowing and drifting snow could remain an issues with high winds.