April 10, 2024: Sault Ste. Marie Ready for Weather Shifts Amid Fog Advisory Westward in Wawa

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SAULT STE. MARIE – WEATHER – As dawn breaks over Sault Ste. Marie, the city finds itself under mostly cloudy skies with a chill in the air, as reported from the Sault Ste. Marie Airport at 6:00 AM EDT.

The community is on alert with a significant rainfall forecast that could lead to flash floods and the associated risks, alongside a fog advisory in effect to the west, emphasizing the need for heightened caution.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions: The current temperature hovers at a cool 1.5°C, with the dew point at an equal measure, marking a humidity level at 100%. The east-southeast wind blows gently at 6 km/h, offering limited relief from the dampness enveloping the area. Visibility remains high at 32 km, despite the fog advisory west of the city, where visibility could drop suddenly to near zero.

Expected Conditions: Today promises a mix of sun and cloud for Sault Ste. Marie, with a 30 percent chance of showers or drizzle this morning and fog patches expected to clear as the day progresses. The wind will shift to the south, increasing to 20 km/h this afternoon, pushing temperatures to a high of 15°C under a moderate UV index of 4.

Tonight, skies will clear to just a few clouds with a low of plus 3°C.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Thursday will see a shift, becoming cloudy in the morning followed by rain. Winds will turn north, reaching speeds of 20 km/h in the afternoon, with the mercury rising to 9°C alongside a low UV index of 2. Rain continues into the night, with temperatures holding steady at plus 4°C.

Friday is forecasted to bring showers and windy conditions, with a high of just plus 5°C. The night may see a mix of rain showers or flurries as the windy conditions persist, dropping to a low of plus 1°C.

Saturday offers a reprieve with clearing skies and continued windy conditions, reaching a high of 7°C, and the night sky will be clear with a low of plus 1°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the expected weather fluctuations, dressing in layers is advisable to comfortably adjust to changing temperatures and conditions. Waterproof attire and sturdy footwear are recommended, especially on Thursday and Friday. For today’s foggy conditions westward, reflective or bright clothing is suggested for safety if traveling.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? The phenomenon of fog is essentially a cloud at ground level, formed when the air becomes cool to the point where it can no longer hold all of its moisture, leading to condensation. This process is similar to how clouds form higher up in the atmosphere.

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