Saultonline.com was first to tell you about a big Spring storm that is approaching the Great Lakes. There was a potential for heavy snow accumulation for the Sault and area however latest models indicate the heavy snow for the most part will remain north of the city in the Lake Superior Park region. Environment Canada has revised their special weather statement, however the real story will be gale force winds associated with this low pressure system. Sault Ste. Marie could experience damaging winds developing Monday into Tuesday.
Special weather statement in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Heavy rain tonight into Monday and strong winds Monday afternoon.
Rain or snow will begin this evening and then transition to heavy rain tonight. Rain will continue Monday before changing to flurries Monday afternoon or evening.
Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are expected.
Strong westerly winds are also forecast to develop Monday afternoon. Wind gusts of 70 to 90 km/h will be possible with the strongest winds expected along the shorelines of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Winds will ease Monday night.
These strong winds and rain are the result of a strong low pressure system forecast to track across Northeastern Ontario on Monday.
Caution is advised near creeks and streams tonight and Monday. Rain and melting snow may also pond on some roads.
Some power outages will be possible Monday afternoon and evening in the gusty winds.