Cue the snow and cold, just in time for Santa’s arrival this Saturday night for the annual Rotary Santa Parade on Queen Street.
A large weather event, known as a “Colorado Low” will change our rather mild and dry November thus far into a colder and snowier one.
The weather begins to change overnight into Wednesday with mild temperatures in advance of a cold front. Expect to see wide spread and sometimes heavy rain showers for most of Wednesday. Come Thursday, mild temps will be just a memory and temps nosedive to seasonal highs of just around the freezing mark, meaning that rain will likely change to snow and flurries for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Overnight lows will also dip to a chilly -7 overnight Friday. At this point we’re not expecting any major accumulation but that could quickly change if enough moisture remains with the system and the arrival of the colder air behind the cold front.
There is some good news though if you don’t like the white stuff. A slight warming trend will develop next week, so whatever snow falls could very well melt before the end of the month. Temperatures will rebound to above seasonal values for most of the remainder of November with no major cool down for the first half of December. As for our typical “white Christmas” in the Sault, chances are we will see some snow for the holidays, but no where near as much as we usually do.