It appears March would like to come “in like a lion”

Weather AlertTHUNDER BAY – It appears March would like to come “in like a lion”. Environment Canada reports, “A low pressure system developing over Colorado this morning will gradually approach Ontario tonight. Snow ahead of this low will reach parts of Northern Ontario Wednesday morning.

For regions near the Minnesota border, snow amounts up to 5 cm are forecast with much higher amounts over Minnesota. The exception is for Thunder Bay and Superior West, where gusty east winds blowing off Lake Superior will generate snow heavy at times and increase snow amounts to 10 to 15 cm during Wednesday.

These gusty winds will also cause reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Conditions should improve Wednesday evening as the winds shift to the northeast and weaken.

For regions from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay, snow will also begin Wednesday morning. Snow will be heavy at times with about 10 cm expected during the day and evening. Reduced visibilities in blowing snow is also a concern. Another 2 to 5 cm are possible overnight before the snow ends Thursday.