January 14, 2021 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

Weather

KENORA – WEATHER – There are bands of freezing rain just to the west of the Ontario / Manitoba provincial boundary. There are Freezing Rain Warnings out for the Falcon Lake, West Hawk Lake and along the Trans-Canada Highway this morning.

NetNewsLedger will be watching the Alberta clipper we have been reporting on over recent days, and updating throughout the day as weather conditions merit.

If you are headed west, keep a weather eye out and stay on 511 Ontario.

Kenora Weather Outlook

It is currently -2 in Kenora with the forecast calling for periods of snow mixed with ice pellets. There is a risk of freezing rain this morning. Snow and ice pellet amounts will total 5 to 10 cm. Winds will be south 20 km/h becoming light early this morning. The temperature steady near zero. Wind chill -8 this morning.

Tonight there will be periods of light snow with local amounts of two centimetres possible. Winds will shift to northwest 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. The temperature will be steady near -3. Wind chill near -8.

Sachigo Lake Weather

It is currently -4 in Sachigo Lake. Skies are cloudy and there is a 30 percent chance of flurries, with the risk of freezing drizzle this morning. Winds are light blowing at up to 15 km/h. The high for Thursday will be zero. Wind chill -9 this morning.

Tonight will see cloudy skies with periods of snow beginning this evening. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 4 centimetres are expected. Winds will be from the north at 20 km/h before morning. The overnight low 010. The wind chill -3 this evening and -15 overnight.

Thunder Bay Weather Outlook

It is at the freezing mark this morning in Thunder Bay under cloudy skies. There is a 30 percent chance of flurries or drizzle for Thursday. There is a risk of freezing drizzle. Fog patches will be dissipating this morning. Winds will become southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning.

The temperature will be steady near +2. Wind chill -5 this morning.

For tonight, the weather service says that cloudy conditions with a 40 percent chance of flurries or drizzle and risk of freezing drizzle will continue. Winds will pick up blowing from the east at 30 km/h gusting to 50. The temperature steady near +1.

We will be close to the highest temperature ever recorded in Thunder Bay today. It was 3.5°C back in 1987. Thankfully we are a long ways from the coldest temperature ever recorded which was -37.8°C back in 1965.