UPDATE: Weather advisories in place ahead of winter storm

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Updated Monday, November 30 at 5:20 a.m.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for areas across southern Ontario as a winter storm is expected to hit the region on Monday.

A low pressure system is expected to come across the eastern parts of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on Monday bringing rain, snow and strong winds throughout southern Ontario. The system is expected to linger over the area until Wednesday.

On Sunday, Environment Canada issued a number of warnings.

As of Monday, a snowfall warning was in place for southern parts of Grey County and the Bruce Peninsula. A winter storm warning is in effect for northern Grey County, including Owen Sound. Local amounts between 20-25 centimetres are possible by Tuesday morning. Additional amounts upwards of 25 centimetres could be a possibility throughout Tuesday, especially in areas near Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

A special weather statement is in place for southern areas of Bruce County, where snowfall amounts could reach 10 to 15 cm on Tuesday with another 10 to 15 cm possible by Wednesday.

The same special weather statement is in place for Huron, Perth and northern areas of Wellington. Snowfall amounts could reach 10 to 15 cm Tuesday and upwards of another 15 cm on Tuesday. Strong winds are expected.

Drivers should be aware of changing conditions.

Areas in southwestern Ontario including Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton, London-Middlesex, and Elgin and Oxford counties could see 5-10 centimetres of snow by Tuesday morning, with local amounts closer to 15 centimetres in areas closer to Lake Huron. Additional snowfall between 5-10 centimetres is also possible throughout Tuesday before the system moves east.

Additionally, the weather agency predicts strong northwesterly winds upwards of 70 kilometres per hour beginning Monday night into Tuesday. Travel may become difficult during this time as conditions are favourable for creating icy, and snow covered roads.

-With files from Allanah Wills, Steve Sabourin