March 15, 2024: Sault Ste. Marie Weekend Weather Outlook

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SAULT STE MARIE – WEATHER – As the first light of day touches Sault Ste. Marie, the city observes mostly cloudy skies with a crisp ambiance, marking a brisk start from the Sault Ste. Marie Airport.

With the barometric pressure on the rise, the day hints at slight weather improvements, inviting a closer look at the conditions and forecasts ahead.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

At 6:00 AM EDT, the thermometer reads a chilly -4.7°C with a wind chill making it feel like -9°C, thanks to a gentle north-northwest wind blowing at 11 km/h. The humidity is high at 93%, with a dew point of -5.7°C, indicating a very moist air mass surrounding the city. Visibility is clear at 24 km, suggesting minimal disruption for early morning commuters.

The forecast for today promises a transition from mainly cloudy skies to clearer skies around noon, with light winds up to 15 km/h. The high is expected to reach a more comfortable plus 5°C, despite a biting wind chill of minus 8°C in the morning and a moderate UV index of 3.

Tonight, cloudiness will increase, with snow or rain expected to start before morning. Winds will remain gentle, up to 15 km/h, with temperatures dipping to minus 2°C but rising towards plus 1°C by morning. Evening wind chills could feel as cold as minus 7°C.

Tomorrow’s Forecast and into Monday’s Outlook

Saturday, March 16, will see snow or rain transitioning to periods of rain late in the morning. Winds will pick up, shifting from south at 20 km/h to west at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h around noon, with a high of plus 4°C under a low UV index of 1.

The night may bring flurries or rain showers, accompanied by windy conditions, and a low of minus 4°C.

Sunday, March 17, is set for flurries and local blowing snow under windy conditions, with a high of minus 2°C. The night forecasts cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of flurries, dropping to a low of minus 10°C.

Monday, March 18, anticipates a mix of sun and cloud with a 40 percent chance of flurries and a high of minus 3°C. Cloudy periods will mark the night, with temperatures further falling to minus 11°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

With varying conditions from chilly mornings to potential rain or snow, layers are essential. A waterproof jacket and sturdy boots will prepare you for precipitation, while warm accessories like gloves and scarves are crucial for the evening chill.

Weather Trivia

Sault Ste. Marie is known for its significant snowfall during winter months, often creating picturesque landscapes but also challenging daily routines. The city’s record for March showcases the unpredictable transition from winter to spring, with past years recording both significant snowfalls and unseasonably warm temperatures.

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