THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Winter weather is headed to Northwestern Ontario. Across the region from Kenora to Superior West there are weather advisories and warnings being issued by Environment Canada. The Colorado Low that is tracking our way is, as of 20:00EST now over the Dakotas just south of the Canadian / United States border.
Special Weather Statement for: =new= City of Thunder Bay =new= Superior West. A Colorado low is forecast to track northeastward tonight reaching northern Minnesota by Wednesday afternoon. This storm system is expected to bring a large area of snow beginning overnight over northwestern Ontario including areas located west of Lake Superior. Thunder Bay and surrounding areas can expect the snow to be mixed at times with ice pellets overnight and then rain during the day on Wednesday. General snow and ice pellet amounts of 5 cm is expected. However, higher elevations and areas to the west of Thunder Bay can expect snowfall amounts closer to 10 cm by Wednesday night. Brisk easterly winds off of Lake Superior can also be expected throughout Wednesday with gusts near 60 km/h. Driving conditions may deteriorate as the snow moves in especially over higher elevations and to the west of the city. Motorists should be prepared and allow more time to reach their destination.
Snowfall warning for: =new= Dryden - Ignace =new= Fort Frances - Rainy Lake =new= Sioux Lookout - Savant Lake. Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected. A developing Colorado low is forecast to track northeastwards tonight across the United States Central Plains states and reach northern Minnesota midday on Wednesday. As the storm approaches, a large area of snow is expected to spread across northwestern Ontario beginning overnight and continue through the day on Wednesday before tapering off Wednesday night. Snowfall amounts of 15 centimetres is possible across an area extending from the Minnesota border north toSioux Lookout. There is a possibility for the snowfall warning to be extended as the exact track of the Colorado low becomes clearer.