While Northern Ontario and places like Alberta and Saskatchewan have already had their first major snowfalls, Brampton, and the rest of southern Ontario has been mostly snow free — but not for long.

Winter weather is finally hitting Brampton this week, bringing lots of the white and powdery stuff.

It’s going to be a miserable kickoff to the cold season, with snow and rain expected at least four days out of the week.

While temperatures might seem mild, the wind chill will be the coldest air of the season thus far bringing temperatures around -5 degrees Celsius.

The system moves in Monday night as rain and will transition into snow. It will make the Tuesday morning commute difficult. Snow is also expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a mix of rain and snow expected for Friday and Saturday.

On Friday Brampton’s annual tree lighting is happening, followed by the Santa Claus parade on Saturday. Precipitation is expected both days, but likely not enough to cause any major delays to either event.

On the plus side, Brampton’s Christmas market has moved indoors this year, so you won’t have to worry about the weather while shopping the lineup of artisans and craft vendors.

Later in the week when the next system hits bringing more rain and snow, expect delays as well.