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Warm weather in February? It's about to end

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of southwestern Ontario predicting weather that's in line with a typical February forecast.

Some areas will see as much as 5 cm of snow all overnight with icy wind chills

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of southwestern Ontario. (Mark Cadiz/CBC)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of southwestern Ontario predicting weather that's more in line with a typical February forecast.

The weather service says ice pellets and snow are coming Wednesday night into Thursday with temperatures dropping and an icy wind chill moving in. 

The region's weather has felt almost spring-like over the past few days, with the mercury climbing to a high of 6 C on Tuesday. 

Environment Canada said a low pressure system moving in from Texas is changing that. 

The special weather statement has been issued for: 

  • London - Parkhill - Eastern Middlesex County
  • City of Toronto
  • City of Hamilton
  • Strathroy - Komoka - Western Middlesex County
  • Oxford - Brant
  • Sarnia - Lambton
  • Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent

Areas such as London will see about 5 cm of snow, while regions closer to Lake Erie will be hit with freezing rain.

Environment Canada said Thursday morning and afternoon commutes may be affected until the weather system clears out that evening.