Winter Storm Watch Now In Effect

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A Complex Low Pressure System continues to make its way to the Great Lakes. Weather forecasters however are having a hard time deciding just what the storm will bring by the time it reaches the Algoma district.

The approaching storm is riding up the jet stream and bringing with it, moisture from the gulf of Mexico. Precipitation  associated with this storm ranges from rain and thunderstorms to drizzle, freezing drizzle, ice pellets and an abundance of snow depending the arrival of the system .

Temperatures locally will rise to plus 2 or 3c by Saturday morning . That will be the daytime high but will be replaced by cooler temperatures as the low drags cold air behind it.  Though Sault Ste. Marie could see up to 25cm by Monday morning, Sault Ste. Marie is not in the path of the extreme weather that is developing as it moves more northerly. The brunt of the active weather is east of Sault Ste. Marie impacting the Manitoulin Island area and the Nickel Belt. Southern Ontario will also see substantial rain mixed with ice pellets or freezing rain for a long period come Sunday morning.

Environment Canada has ended the special weather statement and now replaced it with a WATCH for the Sault and St. Joseph Island.

Winter storm watch in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

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