Snow today, Gone by Friday in Thunder Bay

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Winter is not over yet.

Not much snow will be left if Environment Canada is right in their long-range forecast
Not much snow will be left if Environment Canada is right in their long-range forecast

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – The roads might be slippery around Thunder Bay today. However Environment Canada says that by the end of the week, you can expect far more balmy conditions as highs for Friday and Saturday are forecast to hit 7c.

Those temperatures will likely melt whatever snow is in the city, and turn roads into spring-like conditions. Sounds like getting a supply of windshield washer fluid might be a good idea for everyone driving.

There were snowfall warnings in effect for Pickle Lake, but as of 09:30AM on December 8th, there are no alerts or warnings in effect for Northwestern Ontario.

From Kenora, the school buses are running despite the first significant snowfall of the season. Judi Green, the manager of the Student Services Consortium reports, “With the first significant snowfall, we often get questions on whether we are cancelling school buses. Buses are running but there could be delays as clearing hasn’t occurred in many areas. Our drivers will be driving as conditions allow as we all do as Northerners. Parents/Guardians may call their local bus operator to verify the bus time if you are experiencing a minor delay”.

The balmy weather should also be cause for concern in the southern parts of Northwestern Ontario in terms of ice conditions on local lakes for ice fishing.

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