Hamilton will see as much as 15 cm of snow this long weekend

Expect winter to dump as much as 15 centimetres of snow on Hamilton today.

'Travel may be hazardous at times today,' warns Environment Canada

Snow and ice pellets fall in downtown Hamilton during a winter storm on Feb. 12, 2019. Hamilton will see as much as 15 centimetres of snow the weekend of Feb. 17. (Dan Taekema/CBC)

Expect winter to dump as much as 15 centimetres of snow on Hamilton today.

Environment Canada says there'll be "localized pockets of heavy flurries" from Burlington to Grimsby, Ont., so "significant snowfall is possible."

The forecaster says the snow will start this morning and continue into the afternoon, aided by increasing northeast winds. That means visibility will be low.

A passing low pressure system will bring more widespread snow early Sunday evening. That will last until late Monday morning.

Most areas will only get five to 10 centimetres, but Hamilton could see as much as 15 centimetres, says a special weather statement from Environment Canada.

"Travel may be hazardous at times today," it says, "and especially tonight into Monday morning."

Here's the upcoming forecast:

  • Sunday: Flurries with local blowing snow in late afternoon. High of -3 C.
  • Sunday night: Heavy snow at times with a low of -7 C. Wind chill of -10 C in the evening and -15 C overnight.
  • Monday: Periods of snow ending late in the morning then clearing. Estimated snowfall of two centimetres with a high of -3 C. Wind chill -14 C in the morning and -7 C in the afternoon.