THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – There is snow in the forecast for much of Northwestern Ontario.
Environment Canada is calling for significant snowfall later today and tonight for Thunder Bay. The weather service says, “A low pressure area approaching from the Northern Plains States will bring a growing area of snow across Northwestern Ontario this morning, with the snow expected to spread into the regions north of Lake Superior by this afternoon.
“Total snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 centimetres near the Trans Canada highway from Dryden to the Lakehead at Thunder Bay, with 10 to 15 centimetres expected in a swath of regions from Red Lake across Sioux Lookout to the Geraldton and Hornepayne areas north of Lake Superior”.
Driving conditions will deteriorate shortly after the snow arrives. Motorists should be prepared for low visibility in snow and allow extra time to reach their destination.
Snowfall warnings are in effect for regions close to the north shore of Lake Superior where total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected.
The snow will end by Thursday morning as the low pressure area moves into Northeastern Ontario.