Thunder Bay Weather Update: Rain, Snow, and Chilly Winds Ahead

Winter Weather Update

Current Conditions on Friday Morning – in a word – WET

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – As of 8:15 AM on Friday, February 9, 2024, Thunder Bay is experiencing light rain with temperatures at a mild +3°C.

The barometric pressure is observed at 99.2 kPa and is on a downward trend, indicating changing weather conditions. With humidity levels at a high 97% and light west-southwest winds blowing at 7 km/h, residents should prepare for a varied weather pattern throughout the day.

Watch yourself out walking, it is above zero but that doesn’t mean slippery sidewalks won’t be an issue.

There are Fog Advisories to the West, and in Sioux Lookout and Pickle Lake. Check road conditions for safe travel.

Today’s Weather Forecast

Friday will see periods of rain transitioning to a mix of rain and snow by the afternoon, providing a dynamic weather scenario for Thunder Bay residents. Morning fog patches are expected to clear, giving way to increasing winds from the west at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h around noon. Temperatures will peak at +5°C but are forecasted to drop to +1°C in the afternoon, signaling a cooler turn as the day progresses.

Tonight and Weekend Outlook

The evening will bring flurries, accompanied by continued west winds at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h, as temperatures plummet to a low of -7°C. The significant wind chill will make it feel as cold as -13°C overnight, marking a stark contrast to the morning’s mild conditions.

Saturday presents a cloudy day with a 40% chance of flurries, indicating a cooler weather trend. Northwest winds will blow at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h, before becoming lighter in the morning. The high for the day is expected to reach -5°C, with wind chill values nearing -14°C, and a low UV index of 1.

Sunday’s Forecast

The week wraps up with a mix of sun and cloud on Sunday, offering a brief respite from the snow flurries but maintaining chilly temperatures with a high of -6°C. The night will see cloudy periods and a 30% chance of flurries, with temperatures dropping to a low of -13°C, consistent with the weekend’s cold snap.

Weather Words for Thunder Bay

With a weekend forecast featuring a mix of rain, snow, and fluctuating temperatures, residents are advised to dress warmly and prepare for slippery roads and walkways. Staying informed on the latest weather updates is crucial for planning any outdoor activities or travel.

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