THUNDER BAY – November 9 2012 – The weather over the next 36 hours will be unsettled. Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the City of Thunder Bay. Environment Canada reports, “A low pressure system developing over the American Rockies is tracking northeastwards. It will reach Western Lake Superior by Saturday night and James Bay Sunday night”.
The precipitation ahead of the system will begin as snow or ice pellets in some regions before changing to freezing rain. Freezing rain is likely to start from the regions near the Minnesota border and nickle belt Saturday afternoon, and then spread north and eastward into regions north of Lake Superior Saturday night.
The freezing rain will likely persist for at least a few hours before changing to rain in most regions. 5 to 10 mm of ice accumulation is possible in some locales. Motorists are urged to use caution as roads may become quite icy.