Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, as snow is set to arrive Thursday afternoon, followed by a messy mix of freezing precipitation and snow Thursday night.

Forecasters say a low pressure area from the Southern Plains States is expected to track towards the Great Lakes Thursday.

Snow from this weather system is expected to arrive during the day on Thursday, then may turn over to some freezing drizzle or freezing rain and snow Thursday night.

Latest indications suggest snowfall amounts ranging from a coating to perhaps 5 centimetres, before it switches over to freezing drizzle or freezing rain.

Some rain is possible near the Lake Erie shore in areas where the temperature manages to nudge just above the zero degree mark.

Motorists should expect poor winter travelling conditions as a result and plan for extra time to reach their destination.

The Thursday afternoon and Friday morning commute may be both slow and messy.

The mix of wintery precipitation is expected to slowly taper off Friday as the low pressure system passes by just to the south of Lake Erie.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.