It may be getting milder for a day or two but that’s not always a good thing. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of freezing rain for a long period of time and or snow showers starting Late Sunday and lasting through Monday.
The area has just been released from the grips of biting cold courtesy of a chunk of cold arctic airs known as the polar vortex. This has allowed a flow of milder air to push in however a close diving line between the colder air and warmer air is where we’re situated and thus Sault Ste. Marie could see mixed precipitation to start the week before another shot of colder air settles in mid week.
Special weather statement in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Freezing rain and snow Monday into Monday night.
Snow or freezing rain will spread over Northeastern Ontario early Monday and persist into Monday night.
An extended period of freezing rain is expected for areas from Sault Ste. Marie extending eastward towards North Bay.
Areas north of this line may also receive several hours of freezing rain, however, freezing rain will likely be accompanied by snow and ice pellets. Snowfall totals of 5 to 10 cm are also possible in these areas.
Precipitation is expected to transition to rain or snow Monday night before coming to and end Tuesday morning.
Hazardous winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and icy surfaces due to freezing rain are anticipated.
The snow and freezing rain are the result of a strong low pressure system from Colorado that will track over Northeastern Ontario.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.