Just when you thought Spring was making progress, Mother Nature throws us a late Winter Storm. Hope you enjoyed the sunshine Saturday because on Sunday things begin to turn nasty. Don’t put away your shovels and snow blowers just yet.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of the Algoma region including Sault Ste. Marie. No watches or warnings yet, but expect those to pop up by Sunday morning. There is a chance the heavy snow will miss the Sault altogether. More on that as the low continues its track to the Great Lakes.
However, significant snowfall is expected Sunday night into Monday.
A low pressure system is expected to track over Northeastern Ontario Monday bringing snow and blowing snow to the area. Snow is expected to begin late Sunday evening before becoming heavy overnight. Snow may mix with or change to rain on Monday. There is also a risk of freezing rain Monday morning. Snow is expected to taper to flurries Monday night.
Northerly winds gusting near 60 or 70 km/h are also likely Monday evening resulting in blowing snow.
Total snowfall amounts near 15 to 25 cm are possible.
There is uncertainty in snowfall amounts as a slight shift in the track and strength of this low pressure system may drastically change associated snow and rainfall amounts.