THUNDER BAY – If you are headed east by road today, it will be a good idea to keep your eyes and ears tuned to weather reports. It is forecast that the first major snow storm of the season is about to impact Manitowadge and Hornpayne east of Thunder Bay along the Northshore of Lake Superior. Environment Canada reports, “A low pressure system over the midwestern states will track across Michigan today to reach Northeastern Ontario tonight. Snow ahead of this system will begin this afternoon and continue into Thursday, with the bulk of the snow expected tonight.
“Snow amounts of up to 15 cm are possible for the corridor extending from just north of Wawa through White River, Hornepayne and Hearst to the western sections of the Fraserdale – Pledger Lake region. Along the southeastern edge of the corridor, from Wawa to Kapuskasing, some melting is expected with temperatures near or just above freezing. As a result, snow may become mixed with rain and ice pellets, reducing total amounts.
“Brisk northeast winds and periods of heavier snow will result in reduced visibility at times. Motorists should be prepared for deteriorating driving conditions today as the snow arrives, and plan for extra travel time to reach their destination”.
For Thunder Bay, there are snow flurries in this afternoon’s forecast.