Mixed bag of weather results in special weather statement for region


Starting early on this Sunday morning we are experiencing temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s with wind chill values in the teens. Lows Monday morning will be in the upper 40s.

Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of five to 15 centimetres are possible, along with ice buildup from freezing rain, said the release.

A winter storm with significant snow, freezing rain, and strong winds is threatening to strike much of Simcoe County Tuesday. More of the precipitation will fall as rain and sleet instead of snow. "Snow will taper off to flurries Wednesday", reads the special statement.

The statement warned that the storm could have "a significant impact" on travel in the region.

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A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from 2 PM Tuesday until 1 AM Wednesday. The rest of the day will be partly sunny, with a high near 40. Some showers also develop Sunday, but our next best chance of rain comes between Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Afternoon highs will reach the low 40s for everyone. Snowfall amounts may be higher should the switch over to freezing precipitation not occur.

Monday's forecast calls for a chance of more freezing rain before 4 p.m. followed by a "wintry mix" of rain, snow and sleet that could affect the area until Tuesday afternoon, the weather service said.