There’s a chance of Sault Ste. Marie seeing some very heavy snowfall Thursday if snow squalls develop off Lake Superior.
Winds will shift from the southerly flow to a westerly flow Thursday, as that happens snow squalls could develop along the eastern shores of Lake Superior impacting Sault Ste. Marie. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement to reflect the risk.
Weather advisory in effect for:
- Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for this morning and early afternoon.
Lake enhanced snow could result in accumulations of 5 to 10 cm this morning into the early afternoon with heavy snow possible at times.
The snow combined with northwest winds possibly gusting up to 70 km/h could result in reduced visibilities in blowing snow.
Difficult winter travel conditions are expected, particularly along Highway 17. Slow down and use caution while driving.
Snowfall warning in effect for:
- Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm continues.
Additional amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected this morning.
Lake enhanced snow will continue this morning along the eastern shores of Lake Superior. Snow is expected to transition to more isolated lake effect snow bands later this morning before tapering off this afternoon.
This snow combined with winds gusting up 70 km/h could result in blowing snow and considerably reduced visibilities.
Travel will be particularly hazardous along Highway 17 between Lake Superior Park and Sault Ste. Marie this morning.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.