Better get used to this wintery weather forecast from Environment Canada.
Meteorologist Marie-Eve Giguere is putting some blame on easterly wind off the lake bringing in moisture, that’ll carry it into the overnight.
“Total snowfall amounts could go above 30cms, so when I look at the maps for the area, I’m seeing about 10cms that have already fallen.”
The meteorologist adds the wind will continue, but with it all dying down tomorrow afternoon.
It’s also a big system bringing the winter storm warning.
“Comes from Colorado… right now it’s in Manitoba, North Dakota… just exiting South Dakota. It’s still in Tennessee as we speak, there’s snow all the way to James Bay.”
The meteorologist is pointing to Friday as to when it ends, but adds the weekend will be cold.
Alerts for: City of Thunder Bay
11:11 AM EST Thursday 27 December 2018
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
Major winter storm to affect the region today through to Friday morning.
Snow at times heavy is expected to continue over portions of Northern Ontario today and persist into Friday. Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 35 cm are possible with the highest amounts expected near Lake Superior. Strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will develop overnight resulting in reduced visibility due to blowing snow.
Conditions should improve Friday morning.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.