April 9, 2021 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

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Thunder Bay – WEATHER – For April 9, 2021 the far North has freezing rain warnings. There are fog advisories and rainfall advisories for parts of Western Ontario.

The rainfall advisory for the City of Thunder Bay has ended.

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Freezing Rain Warnings

Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Washaho Cree Nation / Fort Severn
  • Peawanuck
  • Webequie
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
  • Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

A warm front associated with an area of low pressure over the central United States will continue to bring freezing rain to portions of far northern Ontario early this morning. Freezing rain should transition to rain this morning as temperatures rise above the freezing mark.

Periods of freezing rain continues early this morning.

Air travel may be impacted.

Surfaces such as roads and walkways may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when travelling in affected areas. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.

Rainfall Advisories

A slow moving area of low pressure over the central United States is bringing an extended period of rain to parts of northern Ontario. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

Therefore there is rain expected in the following parts of the region.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
  • Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park
  • Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
  • Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park

Periods of rain will continue through today and tonight.

What: Another round of rain is expected today. Additional rainfall amounts of 15 to 30 mm are expected by Saturday morning,

Where: Portions of northwestern Ontario.

When: Today and tonight with the bulk of the rain expected to begin later this afternoon.

Impacts: Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Thunder Bay Weather

It is +7 on the way to a high of +11 for Friday. Cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of rain showers are the forecast for the day.

Tonight will see cloudy skies also with a 60 percent chance of showers. Low overnight of +5.

Sioux Lookout Weather

It is +2 to start Friday in Sioux Lookout. The daytime high will be +12. The forecast is simply calling for periods of rain.

Tonight the overnight low will be +4. Periods of rain will continue.

Sandy Lake Weather

It is zero this morning in Sandy Lake. The forecast is calling for periods of rain. That rain will at times mixed with freezing rain and ice pellets early this morning. High + 5 for Friday.

Tonight periods of rain will continue. There is a risk of freezing rain overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -1. Wind chill -5 overnight.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods

It is +1 to start Friday in Kenora. Expect periods of rain with winds becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this afternoon. High for Friday will be +7.

Tonight will see rain ending followed by cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Winds will be from the northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light before morning. Low overnight of +2.