UPSULA – WEATHER – Weather conditions for much of Northwestern Ontario have shifted from Alerts. There are still winter storm warnings in effect for parts of the region, but as of 15:45EDT, the weather outlook has changed.
West of Thunder Bay there are patches of light rain falling.
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
- Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
- Pikangikum – Poplar Hill – MacDowell
- Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
- Red Lake – Ear Falls
- Sandy Lake – Pikangikum
- Fort Hope – Webequie
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
As temperatures fall to below or near freezing late this afternoon and evening, rain and showers are expected change over to freezing rain then to ice pellets and snow overnight. Current indications suggest there will be several hours of freezing rain followed by 10 to 15 cm of ice pellets and snow tonight and Monday morning. In addition, strong and gusty northerly winds could reduce visibilities to near zero in blowing snow in exposed areas tonight and Monday morning.
Freezing Rain Warnings Remain in Effect
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to www.getprepared.gc.ca/