THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – The story is supposed to be April showers bring May flowers. However, the longest winter or the slowest spring appears willing to continue. Special weather statements are out for all of the western side of Northwestern Ontario.
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
- Pikangikum – Poplar Hill – MacDowell
- Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
- Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
- Red Lake – Ear Falls
Environment Canada says that significant rainfall is possible Friday night through Saturday night.
A low pressure system is expected to bring an area of rain to Northwestern Ontario beginning Friday night. The rain could be heavy at times with 25 to 50 mm possible by Sunday morning. As colder air moves into the region Sunday, the rain is forecast to change to snow, ice pellets or freezing rain.
In Northern Manitoba conditions are calling for winter weather.
Blizzard warning in effect for:
Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.
Blizzard conditions are expected over Churchill this afternoon as a deepening low pressure system currently over central Saskatchewan moves into the region. Strong southeast winds of 50 km/h with gusts to 70 combined with 5 to 10 cm of fresh snow will lead to widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less. Conditions will begin to improve tonight as the low pressure system moves over Hudson Bay.