THUNDER BAY – Ready for another blast from “Old Man Winter”? The forecast is looking like Santa Claus arrived in Thunder Bay just ahead of another snow fall.
Environment Canada is reporting, “Appreciable snowfall across Northern Ontario beginning tonight. Possible freezing rain east of Lake Superior is also possible Sunday night.
An organizing area of low pressure currently over the western high plains of the United States is expected to move towards Lake Superior on Sunday and cross Northeastern Ontario Sunday night. An area of snow will begin to affect Northwestern Ontario tonight and should reach the Thunder Bay area overnight. Snow will continue to spread northeast to reach Geraldton early Sunday morning and Kapuskasing late in the afternoon.
“At this point it appears that a general snowfall of 10 to as much as 15 centimetres is possible for areas from Northwestern Ontario to areas northeast of Lake Superior. Current indications suggest that snowfall warnings will not be required as the condition of receiving 15 centimetres in 12 hours will likely not be met.
Locations closer to Lake Superior including Thunder Bay will likely see lesser amounts as temperatures rise above zero changing the snow to rain.
For regions east of Lake Superior toward the Québec border including The Nickel Belt.Only a couple of centimetres of snow are expected Sunday evening. However there is a potential for a few hours of freezing rain creating icy conditions Sunday night into early Monday morning. Freezing rain will change to rain as temperatures rise above zero overnight.
Environment Canada will monitor the situation and issue the appropriate warnings should the need arise”.