THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Updated Fog across the city of Thunder Bay has caused delays at the Thunder Bay International Airport. Several arrivals are delayed and Bearskin Airlines has cancelled a flight.
Keep up on the latest from the Airport: Flight Tracking Thunder Bay.
Special weather statement in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
A wintery mix of precipitation for much of Northern Ontario.
An intensifying weather system currently over Kansas will track towards Lake Michigan tonight and cross Northeastern Ontario on Monday. This system will bring significant weather to much of Northern Ontario.
Northeastern Ontario: temperatures will remain mild tonight through Monday. Patchy drizzle and fog will give way to rain, at times rather heavy, later tonight, and a general rainfall of 20 to 30 mm is expected by Monday night. The rain is then forecast to change to snow Monday evening, as temperatures drop below zero. Most areas will receive around 5 cm or so of snowfall on Monday night, and gusty northerly winds will result in some blowing snow as well.
Near the northern and Western Lake Superior shore: patchy drizzle and fog will change to periods of rain tonight. The rain will likely transition to some freezing rain or ice pellets after midnight then change to snow Monday morning. Snowfall up to around 10 cm is possible by Monday night.
Around Lake Nipigon: snow will begin tonight, with a risk of freezing rain or ice pellets overnight. The snow will continue Monday, then taper off late in the day. Total snowfall amounts in the 10 to 15 cm range are possible.
Winter Storm Warning
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
- Fort Albany
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
A low pressure system developing over the southern United States will track rapidly northeastward and deepen to bring a winter storm to portions of northern Ontario. Some freezing rain is expected over most areas and then change to snow at times heavy early Monday. Ice pellets may mix in as well, expecially overnight and Monday morning.
Freezing rain amounts averaging about 5 mm may be expected, followed by 15 cm of snow on Monday. Strong northerly winds on Monday will create some blowing snow. Icy roads can be expected today and tonight due to the freezing rain, with travel conditions further deteriorating by Monday in the snow and blowing snow.
Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.
Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.
Winter Storm Warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.