THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Heading into the first day of the Family Day long weekend, the weather map across Canada is missing alerts and warnings, except in the Maritimes and parts of Quebec. There are rainfall warnings in effect for Nova Scotia and snowfall warnings for southern Quebec.
Closer to home, for Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario, this is the sixth day without any warnings or alerts on weather issues. However, the cold spot in Ontario this morning is Fort Frances at -36c.
For Thunder Bay, Environment Canada is calling for sunny skies on Saturday. Winds of up to 15 km/h are expected. The forecast high is minus 9. The wind chill is forecast for minus 27 in the morning and minus 12 in the afternoon. The windchill brings a risk of frostbite.
For tonight, the weather service is calling for a few clouds. Winds of up to 15 km/h. The low is forecast for minus 22. The wind chill will be minus 16 in the evening and minus 27 overnight.
Duluth – Thunder Bay “Deep South”
For Thunder Bay “Deep South” also known on many long weekends as Duluth Minnesota, the National Weather Service is calling for a chance of flurries before 1 pm. Skies will then be partly sunny, with a high near 20f. Calm winds becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. For tonight, the forecast is for partly cloudy skies with a low around 6f. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
For Kenora, for Saturday expect mainly sunny skies. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The high minus 11. The weather service says the wind chill will be minus 27 in the morning and minus 14 in the afternoon.
Tonight Kenora can expect a few clouds with winds up to 15 km/h. The overnight low is forecast for minus 22. Wind chill values of minus 15 in the evening and minus 28 overnight are expected.