THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – The Victoria Day Long Weekend across much of Northwestern Ontario continues to have weather as the main story. Rain, Freezing Rain, and Snow are in the forecast for a growing part of the region as a low pressure storm system continues to slide across the area.
Through the afternoon across the region there has been rain, at times heavy. Temperatures have remained in the southern part of the province above freezing through the day.
The weather outlook for areas under the winter storm warning: A sharp cold front is expected to push south of the regions this evening causing temperatures to fall to near or below freezing. As a result, rain and showers will change over to freezing rain by late this evening then to ice pellets overnight and snow on Monday. indications right now suggest that the total ice pellet and snow amounts will be in the 10 to 15 cm range.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
- Upsala – Raith
Freezing rain warning in effect for:
- Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
- Kenora – Nestor Falls
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Ignace – English River
- Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Sioux Lookout
- Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
- Webequie – Fort Hope
- Sandy Lake – Pikangikum
Environment Canada reports, “A brief return to winter like conditions tonight, Monday and Monday night”.
A sharp cold front moving south over the area will bring some wintery weather tonight, Monday and Monday night.
Over Northwestern Ontario, rain will change over to a brief period of freezing rain tonight and Monday morning followed by ice pellet and snow.
Over the eastern parts, the wintery weather is expected to arrive by Monday evening.