Messy Monday: snowstorm moving into region

In this Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 graphic from The Weather Channel, a storm pushing through the U.S. Upper Midwest is expected to hit Eastern Ontario Sunday night and into the Monday morning commute. The region is expecting 10-15 centimeters of snow. (The Weather Channel/Mapbox via Newswatch Group)

EASTERN ONTARIO – Be prepared for a slow drive to work Monday – and it’s not officially winter for another ten days.

A storm system barreling through the U.S. Upper Midwest is expected to bring 10-15 centimeters (4-6 inches) of snow by Monday morning.

Environment Canada says the snow will become heavy this evening (Sunday) and then taper off on Monday at midday.

In Chicago, snowplows are already clearing 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow as of 11:30 a.m. this morning and it’s still falling. They are expecting 5-10 inches (13 to 26 centimeters).

Around half of all flights at O’Hare International Airport have been cancelled because of the storm, according to CBS News.

The same system caused blizzard conditions near Cleveland and closed Interstate 90 in northeastern Ohio.