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Spring Weather Update

Spring Weather UpdateTHUNDER BAY – Environment Canada has issued special weather statements calling for either freezing rain and snowfall for much of Northwestern Ontario.

Road conditions to the east of Thunder Bay are likely to be impacted.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Nipigon – Rossport
  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville
  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Brief freezing rain is possible in many areas.

A low pressure system developing over the Prairies will move into Northern Ontario later today. Snow with a risk of freezing rain will develop ahead of a warm front this afternoon over the Lake Nipigon area and spread eastward this evening and overnight, exiting into Quebec Thursday morning. The snow is also forecast to change to rain as the warm front passes.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Fort Severn
  • Big Trout Lake
  • Sachigo Lake
  • Sandy Lake
  • Kashechewan
  • Attawapiskat
  • Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
  • Pikangikum – Poplar Hill – MacDowell
  • Sioux Lookout

A significant spring snowfall is expected in many areas. The weather system is likely to impact air travel to northern communities.

A low pressure system developing over the Prairies will move slowly across Northern Ontario later today and Thursday. Rain is forecast to develop starting this afternoon near the Manitoba border then change to snow and spread eastward this evening and overnight. 10 to 15 cm of snow are expected across many of the regions by Thursday evening.

 

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