Just as Saultonline.com reported Tuesday, a change in the weather is in the works. Say good bye to warm dry conditions, at least for the next several days. Environment Canada issued this statement Wednesday:
Special weather statement in effect for:
Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Rain and mild conditions will change to snow with much colder temperatures tonight across Northwestern Ontario and Thursday in areas further to the east as a strong cold front blasts across the region. Brisk westerly winds gusting to 60 km/h will usher in considerably colder air in the wake of the cold front, resulting in local blowing snow and reduced visibilities in Northwestern Ontario by Thursday.
Many areas of Northwestern Ontario will likely receive a total of 5 to 10 cm of snow by Thursday night.
In areas north and east of Lake Superior, much colder air will arrive Thursday, and as temperatures drop to near or below freezing, showers will change over to flurries, with an increasing potential for accumulating lake effect snow beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing into Friday. Snow squall watches and warnings may eventually be required.
Motorists should be prepared for difficult winter driving conditions after the cold air arrives, and allow extra time to reach their destination, as untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery.