Heavy Snow Possible East of The Sault, Snowsqualls Could Develop Friday Night


We have an update on a pending Halloween storm that is expected to hit parts of the region tonight and then linger for the next day or so.  The good news for Sault Ste. Marie is the bulk of the wintry weather will hit the Algoma east district and that could produce substantial snow accumulation for towns such as Blind River east to Sudbury starting tonight.

Forecast Map courtesy Accuweather
Snowfall warnings as well as wind warnings shown in red

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for that area,  Rain or mixed precipitation will continue today before changing to snow this evening. Snow may become heavy at times tonight. Snow may also be mixed with ice pellets, especially in the North Bay area.

Snow is expected to taper off to flurries Friday morning.

Total snowfall amounts near 15 cm are expected across the region with a few higher amounts up to 30 cm possible especially near the Quebec Border.

For Sault Ste. Marie, expect to see some strong winds with a mix of rain or flurries tonight , no accumulation is expected in the city at least until Friday night into Saturday. Winds will shift to the North West and that could crank up the lake effect snows in the form of snowsqualls . At the moment the forecast is calling for a chance of snow squalls developing late Friday into Saturday and that may leave us with about 10cm in the snow belt areas on the eastern shores of Lake Superior which are prone to heavy lake effect snows.