Winter Making its First Appearance in Thunder Bay Region

Snow Shovelling
Shoveling the snow is the order of the day today

THUNDER BAY – UPDATED – Environment Canada advises that some winter like weather is in the forecast for the region over the weekend. A low pressure system over upper Michigan will continue to slowly Deepen as it moves north..Crossing Lake Superior into Northeastern Ontario today. While not nearly as strong as the storm in late October..This system will still bring quite the mix of wintry weather conditions to much of Northern Ontario.

Over Northwestern Ontario..Inland areas have already seen a general snowfall of 5 to 10 cm before this morning. Snow will continue to fall today giving additional snowfall amounts near 2 cm. As a result total snowfall amounts are likely to be in the 10 cm range by the time the snow tapers to a few flurries later today.

Over areas to the north of Lake Superior..Snow will continue today giving further amounts of up to 5 cm as the low tracks through the area. However..Areas from Marathon to Manitouwadge and south will see lesser amounts as the snow changes over to rain today.

In areas northeast of Lake Superior to Timmins and Kapuskasing milder air has resulted in the snow having already changed over to rain in many locales.

Although brief freezing rain is still possible early this morning from Kapuskasing to Little Abitibi.

Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions as untreated roads may become icy and slippery.

For road conditions from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation visit: ROAD CONDITIONS

There is still some uncertainty with the exact timing and type of precipitation so travellers are urged to monitor their local forecasts for updates.

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