November 30, 2020 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

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Weather Update

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – A little more seasonal weather across the Western and Northern regions of Ontario this morning. The cold spot in the province is -18.0 °C -or 0.4 °F in Upsala. It is currently -9°C in Thunder Bay.

Southern Ontario is in for some wintery weather. Weather statements or warnings have been issued by Environment Canada. A low pressure system which started tracking north from Texas is the culprit. Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm are possible. The precipitation is expected to begin this morning as rain or snow and change to snow this afternoon. Additional snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are possible by Tuesday morning.

Additional snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are a possibility Tuesday through Wednesday morning, Strong northerly winds gusting near 70 km/h are also possible tonight and Tuesday, particularly near Lake Huron or Georgian Bay.

The Weather Service says that “This snowfall is a result of a strengthening low pressure system expected to move through eastern Ontario into Quebec Tuesday into Wednesday. The first round of precipitation will come Monday morning as mostly rain before transitioning to snow across the southwest, areas north of the GTA, and cottage country. Winds also will be strong, with 70 km/h gusts for regions near Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. Another round of rain and snow moves in Tuesday morning. Some areas could see over 30 cm of snow and 30-50 mm of rain by the time the low pushes out Wednesday.

Thunder Bay Weather

For Thunder Bay it is currently -9°C, and snowing lightly. The forecast is for cloudy skies with 30 percent chance of flurries this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. Monday’s high minus 4°C. Wind chill minus 15°C this morning and minus 8°C this afternoon.

Tonight the city will see partly cloudy skies. Wind up to 15 km/h. The overnight low minus 14°C. Wind chill will make it feel like minus 9°C this evening and minus 20°C overnight.

The outlook for the rest of the week is for clear skies and seasonal temperatures. We are a long way from both records for the city. The hottest temperature recorded on this day was 9.4°C back in 1951. The coldest was -30.6°C back in 1976.

Marten Falls

It is mainly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of flurries in Marten Falls. Winds up to 15 km/h. High minus 9°C. Wind chill minus 19°C this morning and minus 12°C this afternoon.

Tonight will see clearing skies by this evening. Winds up to 15 km/h. Low minus 16°C. Wind chill minus 16°C this evening and minus 24°C overnight.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods

It is currently -13°C in the region. A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries are greeting Kenora residents this morning. Skies will become clear and sunny by this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. Monday will see a high of minus 5°C. Wind chill minus 16°C this morning and minus 9°C this afternoon. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight will see clear skies with winds of up to 15 km/h. The low minus 14°C. Wind chill minus 12°C this evening and minus 20°C overnight.