Environment Canada has issued a wind chill warning for London-Middlesex and nearby areas while a snow squall warning is in effect further north.

The weather authority issued the wind chill warning as temperatures are forecast to hit -32 C Monday night and into Tuesday in most areas.

People are asked to remain inside if at all possible or to bundle up and limit exposed skin.

In areas including Huron, Wellington, Grey and Bruce County, snow squall warnings have been issued as multiple squalls have reportedly developed in a cold northwesterly flow off Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Forecasters say that within the snow squalls, heavy snow and blowing snow could suddenly reduce visibility to near zero, making for extremely hazardous driving conditions.

Snowfall is expected to accumulate rapidly within the snow bands, and local snowfall amounts in excess of 10 centimetres are likely Monday.

The wind is expected to become more westerly later Monday, gradually shifting the snow squalls northward.

School buses were cancelled in a number of areas early Monday due to dangerous road conditions.

A full list of warnings as well as links to bus cancellations can be found on the CTV London weather page.

Winter wallop continues

Monday's warnings come after a weekend that saw an Alberta clipper blow through the region leaving chaos behind.

OPP reported more than 1,600 crashes including three fatal collisions over the weekend as well as more than 60 road and highway closures.

Blizzard-like conditions are being blamed for many of the crashes and the stranding of hundreds of people northwest of Toronto.

In some places snowplows had to be pulled off the roads due to blinding whiteouts.

With files from The Canadian Press