Valentines Day Weather A Brief Respite from the Cold Before Temperatures Dip Again in Thunder Bay

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Thunder Bay Weather Update: Light Snow and Chilly Winds Ahead

Early this morning at Thunder Bay Airport, the temperature was recorded at -9.4°C with very light snowfall, setting a serene but chilly start to the day. The barometer indicates a falling pressure at 102.0 kPa, hinting at changing weather conditions.

With humidity at 86% and light winds from the WSW at 5 km/h, residents are experiencing a wind chill effect that makes it feel like -12°C.

Today’s Weather Overview

Thunder Bay is expected to see light snow throughout the day, with local accumulations up to 2 cm. Winds will shift to the west, increasing to 20 km/h by early afternoon, which will bring a slight temperature rise to a high of plus 1°C.

However, the wind chill in the morning could reach as low as -16°C, requiring adequate clothing to stay warm.

Evening Forecast

The skies will become partly cloudy tonight, with west winds of 20 km/h tapering off to lighter breezes by the evening. The temperature is expected to drop to a low of -10°C, with wind chills making it feel like -6°C in the evening and plummeting to -15°C overnight.

Looking Ahead: Colder Days to Return

Thursday will bring mainly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of afternoon flurries. Strong northwest winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, will significantly affect temperatures, dropping the high to -4°C with wind chills ranging from -20°C in the morning to -10°C in the afternoon. The UV index remains low at 1.

The cold snap will intensify on Thursday night with cloudy periods and a 30% chance of flurries, leading to a low of -21°C.

Friday promises sunny skies but with a high of only -11°C and a clear but cold night at -19°C.

The weekend will see a mix of sun and cloud with a slight chance of flurries, maintaining the cold spell with daytime highs around -4°C and night-time lows around -15°C.

Weather Advice for Residents

With the fluctuating temperatures and occasional snowfall, Thunder Bay residents are advised to dress warmly, especially in the early mornings and late evenings when wind chills can significantly lower the felt temperature.

Staying updated on the latest weather forecasts will be crucial for planning daily activities and ensuring personal safety during this period of variable weather.

Final Weather Thoughts

As Thunder Bay navigates through a week of light snow, changing winds, and varying temperatures, the community is reminded to prepare for colder conditions returning after today’s slight warm-up.

Keeping warm, staying informed, and taking necessary precautions against the cold are key to weathering the coming days comfortably and safely.

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