Fort Frances Faces Wet and Windy Conditions with Incoming Snow

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Today’s Weather Dynamics: Showers Amidst Shifting Winds Fort Frances can expect periods of drizzle or light showers throughout the day, with a south wind at 20 km/h turning westward and increasing to 30 km/h, gusting up to 50 km/h by late afternoon. Temperatures will peak at a mild 5°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations: A waterproof jacket and sturdy boots are essential today to stay dry. Also, consider a windbreaker to shield against the gusty conditions.

Tonight’s Transformation: Showers Turn to Snow The evening will bring a transition from rain showers or flurries to outright snow, with an accumulation of around 2 cm expected. Winds will continue from the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h before becoming lighter towards the late evening. Temperatures will drop to minus 2°C, with the wind chill making it feel as cold as minus 8°C overnight.

Thursday’s Outlook: Wintry Mix Continues The pattern of snow mixed with drizzle will persist into Thursday, along with the chance of morning freezing drizzle. Another 2 cm of snow could settle, and while the west wind at 20 km/h will calm by late afternoon, the high of plus 2°C will feel more like minus 7°C in the morning due to wind chill.

Travel Advisory: With varied precipitation and gusty winds, travel may become difficult due to slippery roads and reduced visibility. Adjust speeds accordingly and ensure vehicles are prepared for winter conditions.

Safety Measures: Stay updated with the latest forecasts as conditions can swiftly change. Keep winter gear and emergency supplies within reach, and allow extra time for travel to navigate safely through the mixed precipitation.

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