FORT SEVERN – Winter hits in Fort Severn, with Environment Canada calling for heavy snowfall tonight into Friday. The weather service states, “A developing weather system is forecast to track through Northern Ontario today and Friday. Snow associated with this system is expected to begin in the Fort Severn region this evening and persist through most of Friday before tapering off on Friday night. The snow will be heavy at times, and total accumulations of 15 to 25 cm range are likely”.
It is the latest sign winter is near. While Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan received up to 30cm of snow earlier this week, conditions in Thunder Bay have remained warmer than usual. Rain however has been in the forecast. There is a 60 percent chance of showers early this morning. Periods of rain beginning this morning. Winds will be northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. The temperature will fall to 6 this afternoon
Additionally, strong northerly winds will develop early Friday morning, likely resulting in local blowing snow. Poor visibility due to the combination of snow and blowing snow can be expected.
The is also a rainfall warning in effect for the areas around Pukaskwa Nation Park. Periods of rain and thunderstorms moved through the area last night producing heavy rainfall. An Environment Canada weather station at Pukaskwa National Park reported 75 mm overnight. Periods of rain and thunderstorms are expected to move into the area later this morning with an additional 25 mm of rain possible by this afternoon.