Last Gasp of Winter to Target Thunder Bay?

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Weather System tracking toward Thunder Bay at 08:00EDT April 19 2014
Weather System tracking toward Thunder Bay at 08:00EDT April 19 2014

Weather System tracking toward Thunder Bay at 08:00EDT April 19 2014
Weather System tracking toward Thunder Bay at 08:00EDT April 19 2014

Late Winter Storm Tracking Across Region

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – A low pressure system over Southern Saskatchewan with a warm front extending southeast across North Dakota is moving northeastward and will track across Central Manitoba to Far Northern Ontario by Sunday morning.

A band of snow has arrived over areas near the Manitoba and Minnesota borders as expected and will continue to move northeast into remaining regions during the day today. Latest indications continue to suggest a 5 to 10 cm snowfall across the district before the warm front and above freezing temperatures arrive. Freezing rain or ice pellets are also possible before temperatures rise above zero and the precipitation changes over to a few showers. The changeover is expected this morning over western sections, but will be delayed until this evening for areas near Lake Superior including the Lakehead at Thunder Bay.

There is some potential for snow at times heavy with more than 10 cm locally today in a few localities. Environment Canada is closely monitoring the situation. Snowfall and/or freezing rain warnings may be required for some regions as necessary.

The forecast for Duluth for today is calling for light sleet mixed with rain and freezing rain in the morning…then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Ice accumulation of less than one quarter of an inch. Highs 49 to 54 inland…and 42 to 47 near Lake Superior. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 25 mph becoming south 5 to 10 mph late in the afternoon.