Winter Storm Brews As Sault Ste. Marie Approaches Record Temperatures

Sault Ste. Marie could break a temperature record today with a high of 10c, but that doesn’t mean winter is coming to an end.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Sault Ste. Marie and area for Tonight into Wednesday. The storm will have the ingredients needed to make an impact on the Sault and north shore areas.

The storm is expected to impact areas east of the City, however the Sault remains in the special weather statement.

A strong low pressure system will affect the area beginning late this afternoon through Wednesday bringing with it a multitude of precipitation types.

Precipitation will begin as showers this afternoon. Tonight showers will transition over to freezing rain or ice pellets and then over to snow. During the transition from liquid to frozen precipitation, temperatures will rapidly drop into the minus teens leading to the potential of a flash freeze. The snow is expected to taper off Wednesday evening with 5 to 15 centimetres possible.

Hazardous travel conditions are expected as roads may become icy with the freezing rain, snow and flash freeze. Warnings or advisories may be issued as the event draws nearer.

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