Thunder Bay Weather Outlook for March 14, 2024

Red River Road on May 7 2022
Red River Road on May 7 2022

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

Thunder Bay – Weather – As the day commences at Thunder Bay Airport, the skies are mainly clear, with a brisk temperature of -4.9°C at 7:00 AM EDT. The air pressure is on an upward trend at 102.2 kPa, indicating stable weather conditions might be on the horizon. Humidity is high at 91%, with a gentle southwest wind at 5 km/h making the wind chill feel slightly colder at -7°C. Visibility is excellent at 24 kilometres, promising a day with good clarity.

The outlook for Thursday and Friday are warmer than the weekend. This can be a time of year when you start wanting to look forward to yard work, remember bees and other pollen gathering insects are in the grass and raking too early can disturb them.

Take the time to go to Goods & Co on Red River Road and enjoy the respite.

Expected Conditions into the Weekend

Today, Thunder Bay is set to enjoy a mix of sun and cloud, with skies clearing by late morning. The wind will stay light, up to 15 km/h, pushing the day’s high to a pleasant 6°C. However, the morning wind chill might make it feel as cool as -5°C, so a warm start to the day is advisable. The UV index is moderate at 3.

Tonight, the sky will remain clear, with winds continuing at a mild pace. Temperatures are expected to drop to a low of -7°C, with an overnight wind chill of -10°C.

Friday will bring cloudier skies, with the wind shifting to the west at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h in the afternoon. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 10°C, though the morning wind chill could feel as cold as -10°C. The UV index will be low at 2.

The weekend sees a chance of rain showers or flurries on Friday night, with temperatures staying above freezing at +1°C. Saturday continues with rain showers or flurries and windy conditions, reaching a high of +3°C. The night will bring cloudy periods with a 60% chance of flurries, dropping to -8°C.

Sunday offers a mix of sun and cloud with a 40% chance of flurries and a high of -3°C. The night is expected to cool down significantly to -15°C under cloudy periods.

Wardrobe Recommendations

With temperatures ranging from chilly mornings to warmer afternoons, dressing in layers will be key for comfort in Thunder Bay. Ensure to have a waterproof jacket handy for the potential rain showers or flurries on Friday and Saturday. Warm accessories like gloves and a hat will be necessary for the colder evenings and early mornings.

Weather Trivia

Thunder Bay enjoys a diverse climate, with cold, snowy winters and warm, sunny summers. Its location on the shores of Lake Superior significantly influences its weather, often resulting in sudden changes and creating microclimates within the region. This lake effect can lead to varied weather patterns, even within a single day.

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