Hamilton and much of southern Ontario could see up to 10 centimetres of snow by Tuesday morning, prompting Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for the region Monday morning.

The weather system will dump snow in southern Ontario beginning late Monday afternoon before marching east into the Golden Horseshoe regions in the evening, Environment Canada forecasts.

In addition, strong gusty winds are expected to produce local blowing snow. Environment Canada advises travellers to allow extra time due to accumulating snow and reduced visibility.

The snow will taper off Tuesday morning, according to Environment Canada.