Storm impacting regions from Saskatchewan to northern Ontario


An area of low pressure is bringing severe weather to portions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba and will move into Ontario tonight.


The low will bring snow, rain, and gusty winds.


Northwestern Ontario

Snow is expected to start tonight and continue through Thursday and Friday for areas surrounding Red Lake, Kenora, and Dryden. Amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible.


On Thursday portions of northwestern Ontario and far northern Ontario will see accumulating snow and blowing snow. Over parts of northern Ontario, snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm will be possible from the Manitoba border northeast to James Bay. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm will be possible from Kenora east to Nakina.


Heavy rain is expected along the northern shore of Lake Superior. Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are possible by Thursday evening.


Manitoba

In Manitoba, there are snowfall warnings, winter storm warnings and special weather statements in effect.


For areas under the snowfall warning up to 20 cm of snow is possible for tonight and Thursday. Winds will also be gusty tomorrow near the Manitoba Lakes.


Total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 cm are possible by the end of Thursday for the areas under a winter storm warning. Areas along the Manitoba escarpment will see the highest amounts and local accumulations of 40 cm are possible.


Both rain and snow are expected for areas under a special weather statement.


Saskatchewan

Snowfall warnings are in effect across central Saskatchewan.


Throughout today and tonight, snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are possible.