Weather: Ready your shovels—snowfall warning in effect



In the weather forecast: There will be snow.

Sunday morning is starting out wintery at -3 C, but Mother Nature is saving the best for later. And with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, it could get messy into Monday.

Environment Canada’s weather office is predicting significant snowfall this afternoon into tonight.

Snow, at times heavy, is forecast to begin this afternoon, with 15-20 cm expected by the time the snow tapers off Monday morning.

This heavy snow is due to a strengthening low pressure system that will track northeastward across the lower Great Lakes tonight.

Sunday will be mainly cloudy,  with wind becoming northeast 20 km/h early this afternoon and a high of -1 C.  Wind chill near minus 8. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight should see snow, at times heavy and a risk of freezing rain overnight, and a snowfall amount 10 to 15 cm.  Low minus 2 with temperature rising to zero by morning. Wind chill minus 7 this evening.

The prediction for Monday is periods of snow ending in the morning then mainly cloudy. Amount 2 cm. High 2 C.

Tuesday is looking sunny with a high of -4 C, then temperatures warm up to 4 C later in the week.

Just for the record, in 2007, we saw 14.4 cm of snow on this date.

 Weather radar from Environment Canada at 10 a.m on Nov. 22, 2020