Sudbury Weather Outlook: Snowy Conditions for Weekend

Winter Weather Update

Sudbury – WEATHER – In the early hours of March 16, 2024, Sudbury residents woke up to chilly conditions, with the mercury dipping to -2°C, accompanied by a light south-southwest wind adding a sharper bite to the air, creating a wind chill factor of -6°C.

The Greater Sudbury Airport recorded these conditions under mostly cloudy skies, providing a somber start to the weekend.

As the day unfolds, Sudbury is set to experience a brief snowy interlude this morning, expected to yield around 2 cm of fresh snow before giving way to a 60 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon.

Winds are forecast to pick up, swinging south at 20 km/h around noon, nudging temperatures to a slightly more comfortable high of +2°C. However, the morning will still feel particularly brisk with a wind chill of -8°C, and the UV index remains low at 2, suggesting minimal sun exposure.

Transitioning into the evening, the cloud cover persists, maintaining a 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries, as the wind slows to a gentle 15 km/h breeze. Nighttime temperatures are poised to hover around -1°C, but the wind chill may drop to -6°C, indicating another cold night ahead.

Sunday’s weather narrative doesn’t stray far from Saturday’s, with cloudy skies dominating the forecast once again. A 30 percent chance of morning flurries is set to increase to a 40 percent likelihood of rain showers or flurries by noon.

A shift in the wind to the northwest at 20 km/h in the afternoon will push temperatures to a high of +3°C, though the wind chill in the morning will make it feel as cold as -6°C. The UV index will mirror Saturday’s, staying at a low 2.

Sunday night introduces a more pronounced chance of flurries, leading into a chilly low of -8°C, setting the stage for a brisk beginning to the week.

Monday offers a slight reprieve from the unsettled conditions of the weekend, with a forecast of sun and cloud blending to create a high of -1°C, promising a brighter but still brisk day. The night is expected to bring cloudy periods, with temperatures dipping to a low of -9°C, wrapping up a variable and chilly weekend in Sudbury.

This snapshot of Sudbury’s weather over the next few days reflects the typical unpredictability of March, where winter’s cold grasp slowly loosens, but not without a few parting gestures.

Residents are advised to keep warm layers handy and prepare for a mix of snow, rain, and fleeting sunshine as the season transitions.

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