May 8, 2022 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

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Thunder Bay - Sleeping Giant from the deck of the Tim Dool at Heddle Shipyards
Thunder Bay - Sleeping Giant from the deck of the Tim Dool at Heddle Shipyards

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – There are Rainfall Warnings in effect for the Kenora – Nestor Falls, Dryden – Ignace, and Fort Frances – Rainy Lake regions this morning.

A low pressure system over the Prairies will bring rain to portions of northwestern Ontario today. The frozen and saturated ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

Another round of rain is expected midday Monday into Monday evening, with an additional 20 to 30 mm of rainfall possible.

The Hot Spot in Ontario this morning is up in Sandy Lake where the temperature at 6:00 am EDT is 10.8 °C recorded at the Sandy Lake Airport.

Thunder Bay

For Thunder Bay the forecast is for increasing clouds on Sunday. There is a 30 per cent possibility of showers this afternoon. The high for the day will be 11. Winds are light and slightly from the north.

The UV Index will be 6, or high.

Tonight will see cloudy skies with a continued 30 per cent possibility of precipitation. Low overnight of +4.

Fort Frances

Fort Frances and Rainy Lake remain under a Rainfall Warning. For Sunday expect periods of rain with 15 to 25 mm possible. Winds will be from the southeast at 30 gusting to 50 km/h. The temperature is 9 this morning as of 05:00 am CDT. The high will be 13 this morning but will cool to 10 this afternoon.

The UV Index is 2 or low.

Tonight will see continued overcast skies with a 40 per cent possibility of rain. Winds will be from the south at 20 gusting to 40 km/h but will become light after midnight. The overnight low will be +8.

Dryden and Vermilion Bay

Dryden and Vermilion Bay are under a continued Rainfall Warning. The forecast is for a 40 per cent possibility of precipitation early this morning, with rain in earnest bringing early Sunday. 15 to 25 mm of precipitation is forecast.

Winds will be from the south at 30 gusting to 50 km/h. The high for Sunday will be a snow melting +10.

The UV Index is 2 or Low.

Tonight, the periods of rain will end this evening. The skies will be clouding and there will be a 40 per cent chance of showers. Winds will be remaining firm at 30 gusting to 50 km/h before becoming light late Sunday night. Overnight Low of +6.

Sandy Lake

In Ontario’s hot spot this morning, the high will be +12. Skies are cloudy, with showers forecast for this morning. Winds will be from the south at 20 gusting to 40 km/h.

The UV Index is 3 or Moderate.

Tonight will see the precipitation end, however skies will be clouding and there will be a 40 per cent potential for more rain. The overnight low is forecast at +8.