Big storm to miss the Sault, but then there’s Monday

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The storm is now expected to track further east leaving the Sault on the outer fringes of this system, much colder air will flow behind it and produce heavy lake effect snows for Monday
The storm is now expected to track further east leaving the Sault on the outer fringes of this system, much colder air will flow behind it and produce heavy lake effect snows for Monday

A big system moving in from the south could produce heavy amounts of snow, but for the most part Sault Ste. Marie will once again miss the brunt of the storm.

That’s not to say we won’t see some affects from a large low pressure system commonly known as a Texas Low. These types of low pressure system usually pack some heavy moisture as it pulls it from the gulf of Mexico and then travels up the central U.S. and moves in to Ontario with in a day or two of forming.

At this time of year it can run into colder air and change heavy rain showers to very heavy snowstorms as it moves further north. That’s the situation right now however latest forecast now indicate the core of the low will pass further east putting areas like Thessalon, Elliot Lake and Blind River under a winter storm advisory issued this afternoon by Environment Canada.  Those areas are likely to receive up to 35cm from this storm whereas Sault Ste. Marie could see about 15cm by late Sunday. As of Saturday evening Sault Ste. Marie is not in a Winter Storm Advisory.

But then there’s Monday.

Just as this storm moves out, much colder air will rush in behind it. When that happens, snowsqualls are likely to develop. Expect to see snowsquall warnings issued for Sault Ste. Marie and Superior East if conditions develop to produce heavy sbnowsqualls. If it all comes together like it’s forecast, we could see a very blustery Monday with as much as 40 cm possible by Tuesday. The colder weather will settle in for the week ahead. Bundle up as it will be some of the coldest air yet this winter.

 

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