Ontario weather forecast calls for up to 50cm of snow today and you’ll need a shovel

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The Ontario weather forecast calls for parts of Ontario to see up to 50 centimeters of snow on Sunday, November 20, so consider mother nature’s blessing to stay in bed.

Environment Canada (EC) has snow squall warnings in place across southern Ontario today, with snowfall estimated from 15 centimeters up to 50 centimeters, depending on the region.

If you live in Barrie, Orillia, Midland, York Durham, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes or Gray Bruce County, strap on your snow boots and have your shovel ready as EC warns of snowfall of 30 centimeters to 50 centimeters by the end of the day.

That being said, if you manage to get your car out of the driveway, you may not want to travel as road closures will be likely.

EC suggests postponing unnecessary travel until conditions clear up, but if you have to hit the road, you’ll want to pack an “emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, first aid kit and a flashlight”.

Dufferin in Innisfil, Huron in Perth and Waterloo in Wellington can expect lighter snowfall, with snow squalls expected to bring 15 to 25 centimeters of snow.

The Weather Network (TWN) calls this snow squall an “epidemic for the ages”.

“Be prepared for sudden drops in visibility and extremely difficult travel in southern Ontario on Sunday. Avoid driving if possible,” warns TWN.

Toronto has “a few showers” in store this Sunday, according to TWN, but nothing compared to the rest of southern Ontario, with less than 1 centimeter of snow expected.

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