THUNDER BAY – Warming temperatures in the region are going to bring freezing rain and freezing ice pellets to Northeastern Ontario on top of the snow fall accumulations. Environment Canada reports, “For regions to the west and northwest of Lake Superior. Snow has arrived over most of the regions today and will continue through Monday. Accumulations of near 5 cm are likely today and tonight. However an additional 10 to 15 cm of snowfall are possible on Monday.
Over much of Northeastern Ontario and the Nickel Belt, precipitation may begin as snow or ice pellets today or tonight, but is expected to change through a period of freezing rain to rain on Monday. The freezing rain will cause untreated surfaces to become icy and result in difficult travelling conditions. Freezing rain warnings will likely be required.
A weather alert remains in effect for Thunder Bay.
Weather to the North is going to bring more snow. A special weather statement for has been issued for Fort Hope, Lansdowne House, Ogoki, Moosonee and Fort Albany.
A weather system approaching Northern Ontario has spread snow into the above regions. Periods of snow are forecast to persist through Monday and likely continue into Tuesday. Total snowfall amounts over the next few days will likely be in the 15 to 20 cm range. Strong northerly winds will also develop Monday afternoon, resulting in blowing snow and associated poor visibilities. Additionally, the Snow may change briefly to ice pellets or freezing rain in the Moosonee area on Monday night.
Travel may be difficult at times due to the weather.