Updated – Did Someone Say Flurries?


Newest Statement from Environment Canada
Snow, ice pellets and freezing rain possible later today and tonight.

A low pressure system will pass through Central Ontario today and tonight and spread precipitation into portions of Northern Ontario. The precipitation is expected to begin as rain over most regions today, but may transition to a wintery mix of snow and ice pellets with a risk of freezing rain later today or this evening.

Current indications suggest that only a few centimetres of snow and ice pellets may fall, but locally hazardous travelling conditions may result.

The precipitation will taper off on Friday.

Previous report from Saultonline
Well, here we are heading into the long Victoria Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer, a time many of you head out to the cottage or have BBQ’s on the deck and there’s nothing saying you can’t do those thing but guess what else we get to look forward to.

Unseasonal low temperatures hovering near the freezing mark could lead to snow flurries as early as Friday with the risk continuing into Saturday. That’s the latest coming from Environment Canada who state normal temperatures for this time of year should be in the 17c range. Colder air associated with an upper level disturbance will bring temperatures near freezing Friday night and Saturday morning.

Of course no real accumulation is expected but don’t be surprised if you see a few flurries when you head out to camp for the long weekend.

For Friday , expect a very chilly start to the weekend with daytime highs reaching 4. Low of 0 overnight Thursday. Saturday temperatures remain cold at plus 4 with chance of showers and flurries. We start to rebound back to normal on Sunday with a high of 11 under partly sunny conditions and holiday Monday looks like the best day of the weekend at 16 and mostly sunny.