Snow and Freezing Rain in Northwestern Ontario Forecast

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Snow Couple
This shot, which looks like a couple standing, was shot near Dryden Ontario. A return to winter weather is in the forecast.

THUNDER BAY – Your travel plans may be impacted by Mother Nature over the next twenty-four hours. Environment Canada is calling for “A significant snowfall today and tonight over Northwestern Ontario.”

The forecast states that patchy freezing rain is possible over areas east of Lake Superior and the Nickel Belt.

The cause of the weather issues is a low pressure system originating from Colorado which is expected to track northeast to Minnesota today then over Lake Superior by tonight.

Some snow is expected today before intensifying tonight. A 15 cm blanket of fresh snow is expected across areas east of Kenora and west or north of Thunder Bay by Friday morning. As a result snowfall warnings are in effect. Other areas will receive 5 to 10 cm with lesser amounts north of Lake Superior due to wet snow or a change to rain. Some patchy freezing rain is not out of the question to the east of Lake Superior as well, especially during the morning hours.

Winter driving conditions are expected to gradually deteriorate. The visibility will be reduced in snow and accumulating snow on un-treated roads resulting in rather hazardous winter driving conditions. Motorists are advised to adjust travel plans accordingly.

Additional information may also be found by consulting the latest public forecast. The next public forecast will be issued by 11.30 AM.