Thunder Bay Travellers Impacted by Road Conditions

Winter road conditions will likely impact many travellers in Thunder Bay today
Winter road conditions will likely impact many travellers in Thunder Bay today

Winter road conditions will likely impact many travellers in Thunder Bay today
Winter road conditions will likely impact many travellers in Thunder Bay today

THUNDER BAY – Weather – Road Conditions are likely to be a factor for many Thunder Bay and Duluth residents through today. Travellers who ventured south to Duluth, Minnesota for the Family Day/President’s Day long weekend will see snow until late afternoon, followed by a chance of snow late in the afternoon.

For Duluth, snow may be heavy at times early in the morning. Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected. Highs 26 to 31. South winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to around 5 mph late in the afternoon.

Weather map showing storm system over Minnesota and Ontario
Weather map showing storm system over Minnesota and Ontario

A special weather statement is in effect for Thunder Bay, Ignace, Dryden, Vermillion Bay, Fort Frances, Atikokan, and Nipigon.

A total of near 10 centimetres of snow by tonight in many areas.

A disturbance approaching from the Northern Plains States and Prairie provinces continues to spread snow into regions near the Manitoba border. The area of snow will march steadily east into Thunder Bay and vicinity by this morning.

Latest indications suggest most regions will receive a total of near 10 cm of snow from this disturbance. Locally higher amounts of up to 15 cm are possible in some areas near Lake Superior and the Minnesota border.

Driving conditions will deteriorate as the snow continues. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination as a result. Higher amounts are expected south of the American Border in Minnesota where winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings are in effect.

Road Conditions Update: Visit Winter Driving Conditions.