Sault Ste. Marie missed the first round of winter weather last week, with areas north, east and south of us getting as much as 5 to 10 cm, now it appears the Sault will get its share this weekend.
The jet stream that is currently riding above the great lakes will dip well below us by this weekend allowing for much colder arctic air to flood into the area. That can spell one thing. Lake effect snows to the tune of 10cm by Sunday and lasting through Monday according to the latest from Environment Canada.
In the meantime, expect persistent showers until late Thursday when temperatures take a nose dive changing that rain into snow. No major accumulation is expected however until late Saturday into Sunday morning. The snow will turn to wet snow by Monday.
Snow is not out of the question this early in November. On this date in 1995 the Sault picked up 13.2 cm while the most snow on the ground for this date was back in 1966 when the Sault had a 30cm blanket of snow.
Last year, winter unofficially arrived November 11 – with ice and snow and for the most part stayed until late April.