January 8, 2021 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

Winter Weather

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – The mild weather spell for Western Ontario in January 2021 continues with Environment Canada forecasting conditions to remain above seasonal normals for at least a week. This might be good news for some, but it does mean potential delays for winter roads in the north, and it means extra caution on rivers and lakes. Ice conditions are subject to change, caution is important.

Thunder Bay Weather

It is -16°C in Thunder Bay this morning under clear skies. We are headed to a daytime high of -3°C today. The wind chill -19°C this morning and -7°C this afternoon. Winds will be light, up to 15 km/g. The skies will become a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Fog patches will be dissipating this morning.

Tonight, partly cloudy conditions will end with clouds rolling in overnight. Fog patches are expected this evening. Winds up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -11°C, with the wind chill at -8°C this evening and -14°C overnight.

Thunder Bay is a ways from the temperature records. The highest temperature ever recorded in the city was 7.1°C back in 2003. Thankfully we are a long way from the coldest temperature of -38.3°C as it was this day in 1968.

Red Lake / Ear Falls

It is snowing lightly in Red Lake this morning with a temperature of -4°C. There is a 30 percent chance of flurries this morning and early this afternoon with the risk of freezing drizzle. Fog patches will dissipate this morning. Winds up to 15 km/h. High -2°C. Wind chill near -6°C.

For tonight, those overcast skies will continue. The overnight low will be -8°C, with the wind chill at -4°C in the evening, and -12°C overnight. Fog patches are forecast to develop this evening.

Washaho Cree Nation / Fort Severn

It is -4°C in Washaho Cree Nation under cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of snow flurries. Winds up to 15 km/h. The temperature will remain steady near -4°C throughout the day. The wind chill near -10°C.

Tonight skies will remain cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow flurries. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The low overnight -10°C. Wind chill will be near -13°C.

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