THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – There is a danger of freezing rain in Thunder Bay, as well as many other areas of Northwestern Ontario today. There are weather alerts in effect across the northern part of Ontario.
Special weather statement in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
A brief period of freezing rain in most places.
An approaching warm front has caused a narrow band of freezing rain to develop from Thunder Bay to near Lake Nipigon. The freezing rain will track eastward to reach the eastern shores of Lake Superior by early evening. The freezing rain will be preceded by a brief period of snow in most places.
While freezing rain will only last about an hour and amounts will be light, roads can still be expected to be icy in spots. In addition, locally dense fog patches are forecast for some places tonight.
Near the town of Sault Ste Marie and over Manitoulin Island, temperatures will likely remain above zero. As a result, those locales are expected to escape the brief freezing rain.
Please note that a freezing rain warning has been issued for regions further to the east for tonight. The freezing rain will be more significant over Northeastern Ontario.
Sidewalks across the city are likely to get very slippery if there is freezing rain. As reported earlier today, Superior EMS and the Thunder Bay District Health Sciences Centre dealt with a large volume of calls on Tuesday after a wet snowfall covered sidewalks and hid some of the ice that has gathered.