THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Day two with no weather alerts or warnings for Northwestern Ontario. That is not to say weather over the next couple of days isn’t going to impact people in our region.
Southern Ontario is under Special Weather Statements as a winter storm is headed into the region. Additionally, the National Weather Service in the United States is tracking a storm which is predicting snow for Duluth and the region as well as predicting it will track over the north shore of Lake Superior.
The National Weather Service in Duluth report, “A system will lift snow showers into the Northland from the south later this morning before ending from west to east late this afternoon and evening. Areas along and south of Minnesota Highway 210 will see 1-2” of snow with 1-3” for northwest Wisconsin. Lake effect snow will then be seen tonight into Monday along the North Shore of Lake Superior with 1-2” being possible.”
For Toronto and Southern Ontario, Environment Canada forecasts that a winter storm with significant snow, freezing rain, and strong winds are threatening for Tuesday.
The weather service says that a low-pressure system brewing over the Southern Plains States may intensify into a winter storm as it tracks over Southern Ontario Tuesday. Snow is expected to arrive Tuesday morning. The snow may then change to ice pellets and freezing rain for a few hours Tuesday before changing back to snow by Tuesday night as colder air arrives in the wake of the low-pressure system. Snow will taper off to flurries on Wednesday.
How much snow and freezing rain a region receives falls will depend on the exact track of the low. Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 5 to 15 cm are possible, along with ice buildup from freezing rain. Snowfall amounts may be higher should the switch over to freezing precipitation not occur.
Strong and gusty easterly winds may cause low visibility in blowing snow before the snow changes over to freezing precipitation.
For Thunder Bay, Environment Canada is predicting snow for Tuesday. For Sunday, the weather is calling for increasing cloudiness by late this afternoon. Winds of up to 15 km/h. Sunday’s high is forecast for minus 12. The wind chill is minus 34 in the morning and minus 15 in the afternoon. At 08:45 am EST this morning it is -28c in Thunder Bay.
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