October 21, 2020 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

Highway 588 Early this Morning - Drive safe
Highway 588 Early this Morning - Drive safe

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – It is a day for raincoats and umbrellas in the city under the shadow of the Sleeping Giant. There are no weather alerts in effect today for the region.

The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to slow down and take your time with road conditions deteriorating

Kenora OPP has seen a dramatic increase in Motor Vehicle Collisions. With snow arriving, police would like to ask people to take their time, plan ahead, and drive carefully in order to get to your destination safely.

Environment Canada says in Thunder Bay we can expect periods of rain or snow ending near noon then mainly cloudy skies. Winds will become west 20 km/h near noon. Today’s high is forecast at +6. Partly cloudy skies are expected for tonight with winds blowing west 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. The overnight low minus 1.

Travelwise, keep up-to-date with 511 Northwestern Ontario for any road closures or accidents.

Across the region …

Sioux Lookout

There will be periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with a 30 percent chance of flurries. Snowfall amounts of 2 cm. Winds of up to 15 km/h. Today’s high plus 2. The wind chill minus 7 this morning. For tonight expect mainly cloudy. There is a 30 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The low minus 3. Wind chill minus 5 overnight.

Geraldton

Expect periods of snow becoming mixed with rain this afternoon. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 4 cm. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. Today’s high will be plus 3. The wind chill minus 7 this morning. Heading into tonight clouds will persist. There is a 70 percent chance of flurries this evening. Winds will blow up to 15 km/h. An overnight low of minus 2 is expected. The wind chill is forecast for minus 6 overnight.

Lake of the Woods – Kenora

For the beautiful Lake of the Woods region expect periods of snow ending this morning, then mainly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of flurries. Likely snowfall amounts of 2 cm. Winds up to 15 km/h. High plus 3. The wind chill minus 6 this morning. For tonight the forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Winds of up to 15 km/h. Low minus 3. Wind chill minus 5 overnight.

Northern Ontario

Sachigo Lake

Sachigo Lake can expect cloudy skies. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The high plus 2. The wind chill minus 7 this morning. There will be cloudy a with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h are forecast. The low minus 4. Wind chill minus 9 overnight.

Washaho Cree Nation

Mainly cloudy skies with winds of up to 15 km/h. Today’s high plus 2. Wind chill minus 12 this morning. For tonight the weather service predicts mainly cloudy skies with 30 percent chance of flurries. Winds of up to 15 km/h and an overnight low of minus 4. Wind chill minus 9 overnight.