FORT FRANCES – WEATHER – The weather isn’t going to feel much like December 14th! It is above the freezing mark at 2:30am CST. The high for Thursday is going to be a spring-like +7c.
At a mild +1°C, Fort Frances is experiencing winds from the southwest at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h. The temperature remains steady near -2°C, but with the wind chill, it feels more like -8°C. A windproof jacket and warm layers are advisable for night owls or early risers.
Thursday (14th Dec) Sunrise to Afternoon: The day brings sunshine and a high of 6°C, but don’t be deceived by the warmer temperatures; the morning wind chill is still at -7°C. The wind continues at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h. A lighter jacket and layers are perfect for this weather.
Thursday Evening to Night: The clear evening gradually turns cloudy near midnight, with rain starting overnight. There’s also a risk of freezing rain, so be cautious if you’re out late. The wind will slow down, but temperatures rise to a low of +2°C. A waterproof jacket might come in handy!
Friday (15th Dec): Friday is cloudy with a 60% chance of rain showers or flurries and a high of +2°C. It’s a day to dress for damp and unpredictable weather – perhaps a waterproof coat and boots are in order.
Friday Night: The night remains cloudy with temperatures dropping to -5°C. If you’re planning to step out, stay warm with a thick jacket and consider layering up.
- Early Morning: Windproof jacket and insulated layers.
- Thursday Afternoon: Light jacket with adaptable layers underneath.
- Evening/Night: Waterproof attire for the rainy conditions.
- Friday: Rain gear and layers to adjust to fluctuating conditions.
Fort Frances sometimes experiences what’s known as ‘freezing rain,’ a phenomenon where rain freezes upon hitting a cold surface, leading to icy conditions. It’s a unique and beautiful yet potentially hazardous weather event!