Special Weather Statement for Mississauga Snow and bitterly cold temperatures expected today and Sunday.

Much of Southern Ontario will be on the northern fringe of a major winter storm tracking south of the Great Lakes this weekend.

Periods of snow associated with this weather system will begin Saturday morning and taper off tonight. The latest analysis continues to suggest that snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 cm near Lake Ontario to 2 to 5 cm north of Highway 7. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Very cold temperatures and moderate winds of 30 gusting to 50 km/h will accompany the snow resulting in wind chill values in the minus 20 to minus 30 range. These very cold wind chills are expected to persist into Monday morning.

Blowing snow may also be an issue today resulting in reduced visibility at times.