Thunder Bay Weather Forecast for March 28, 2024: Prepping for a Mix of Snow and Sunshine

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The task of clearing the snow is underway HPG Snowplow at The Vault on Red River Road
The task of clearing the snow is underway HPG Snowplow at The Vault on Red River Road

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Thunder Bay residents wake to a gentle snowfall and a chilly -7.8°C, as reported from Thunder Bay Airport. The light snow, coupled with a falling pressure system and a brisk west-southwest wind, lays the groundwork for a diverse weather pattern as we edge closer to the Easter weekend.

The temperature with the humidity feels a lot cooler than it actually is so bundle up this morning.

The big task for many is clearing the massive amount of snow. For some residents, likely it will be the windrow at the end of their driveways that will be the biggest task.

The task of clearing the snow from parking lots - Here the OLG Casino parking lot where the mound of snow is being cleared.
The task of clearing the snow from parking lots – Here the OLG Casino parking lot where the mound of snow is being cleared.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions:

The city finds itself under a light snow shower with visibility reduced to 13 km, a clear indication of the snow’s intensity. The wind, blowing at a significant 18 km/h from the west-southwest, brings the wind chill down to a biting -15°C. Humidity is high at 82%, mingling with a dew point of -10.4°C to create a crisp morning air.

Forecast

Expected Conditions: The extended weather forecast for Thunder Bay promises a gradual shift from snowy conditions to clearer skies, though the cold bite of winter lingers a little longer.

Today will see periods of light snow ceasing by the morning, giving way to cloudy skies. The wind shifts to the west at 20 km/h by late morning, pushing the high to a slightly warmer but still cold -2°C. The wind chill will fluctuate from -16 in the morning to a less harsh -7 in the afternoon, under a low UV index of 2.

Tonight remains overcast, with winds easing up to 15 km/h and temperatures dropping to a low of -12°C. The wind chill will make it feel like -7 in the evening, worsening to -15 overnight.

Friday, March 29: The morning promises clearing skies, with a significant morning wind chill of -18, yet the day will warm up to a high of +5°C. A moderate UV index of 3 suggests more sun than in previous days.

Saturday, March 30: Cloudy skies return with a 40 percent chance of flurries and a high of +2°C, dipping to -5°C under cloudy periods at night.

Sunday, March 31: A more pleasant mix of sun and cloud characterizes the day, with temperatures climbing to +4°C, followed by a night of cloudy periods and a low of -7°C.

Monday, April 1: The new week starts with cloudy conditions and a high of +3°C. The night introduces a 40 percent chance of flurries, with temperatures slightly falling to -6°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations:

The fluctuating conditions call for versatile layering—start with a base layer and add a fleece or sweater, topped with a wind-resistant jacket for the morning chill. Scarves, gloves, and a warm hat are also advisable, especially during early mornings and nights. Sunglasses will be a welcome addition for the sunnier spells expected on Friday and Sunday.

Weather Trivia:

Thunder Bay is no stranger to rapid weather changes in spring, a season that can feature everything from late snowfalls to early hints of summer warmth, illustrating the region’s diverse climate.

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