An intense autumn storm will throw several punches our way right into the weekend with a threat of the first snow of the season developing Friday.
A deep low pressure system that will tap into energy of what will be left of Hurricane Michael Thursday will drop a lot of rain and windy conditions starting tonight but as the low leaves the area late Thursday, the back end of the system will open up the flow of colder air rushing over Lake Superior. At present, 1 to 2cm of snow from snow squalls could develop into Friday as temperatures dip to the freezing mark.
Another shot of snow is expected for early next week with some forecasters calling it “big snow” Most of the snow will stay west of here. Thunder Bay could see substantial amounts come Friday as well as parts of extreme Northern Ontario.
Currently Sault Ste. Marie and St. Joseph Island remain in a heavy rain warning that will last thru Thursday. Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 16 but come Thursday the temperatures begin to drop in the afternoon as colder air begins to reach the area. Along with the heavy rain, strong winds are also expected to materialize late Wednesday into Thursday.