Just a Sampling Today, Big Snow Arrives Friday

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Sault Ste. Marie and area received the first measurable snowfall overnight creating some mess on the roads early this morning. Environment Canada reports about 4cm fell overnight leaving about 2cm on the ground.

But there’s more to come .

A low pressure system in the mid west us will combine with a cold front over the great lakes later tonight and overnight and that could mean snow squall development for the Sault Friday and lasting through to Saturday before the low tracks east out of the area.  As it does this , it will drag much colder arctic air over lake superior  and that of course means lake effect snow showers and at this point that could mean an additional 20 cm by Saturday.

There is a silver lining however, a slight warming trend is expected to develop by late next week, in the meantime temperatures will hover around the freezing mark or below keeping the snow on the ground, at least for now.

UPDATE:

3:47 PM EST Thursday 08 November 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island

Significant snowfall is possible Friday into Friday night.

Snow is expected to begin Friday morning and continue into Friday night. Total snowfall accumulations of up to 20 centimetres are possible by Saturday morning due to the lake enhancement.

This snow is the result of a low pressure system that will track over the area Friday night. At this time, there is some uncertainty in the exact track of this system and associated snowfall totals. Snowfall warnings may be required as this event draws closer.

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