Hang On! Winter Wants To Take One Last Swing at Us!

Winter never leaves on our terms. A significant storm (Colorado Low) is heading our way and depending how it tracks , will determine what we see – and we could see a lot!

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement (no warnings or watches just yet) but if the storm tracks directly to the Great Lakes we could see very strong winds, rain and even some snow by the time the system moves out early Thursday. Colorado lows are notorious for being slow moving storms, meaning we could see prolonged periods of winds and rain before it transitions to snow overnight tonight.

A Colorado low is expected to begin affecting the region tonight. Precipitation is expected to begin as rain transitioning to snow Wednesday morning. Snow, which may be heavy at times, is expected to continue through Wednesday night easing through the day Thursday. Significant snowfall accumulations are possible by the time snow begins to ease on Thursday. Sault Ste. Marie could see accumulations of about 2 to 4cm while the north shore and northern Algoma areas could see substantially more

Strong easterly winds will develop tonight with wind gusts up to 70 km/h, possibly up to 80 km/h for Manitoulin Island and areas along the shoreline. The winds will ease on Wednesday afternoon.

Power outages will be possible. Travel may become hazardous due to accumulating snow and reduced visibility.

Confidence is low as there remains a high degree of uncertainty with the low’s track, which will have significant impacts on temperatures, snowfall amounts and when rain will transition to snow. Warnings will be issued as the event draws nearer.

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