THUNDER BAY – The season’s first major snowstorm could be headed for the City of Thunder Bay, bringing up to 25 centimetres of snow to a community that has mostly escaped winter weather this fall.
According to a special weather statement issued on Friday by Environment Canada, heavy snow and strong winds are possible starting on Sunday morning through to Monday morning.
“On Sunday we have a low-pressure system tracking eastward, so as a result of that we’ve issued a special statement already, highlighting the snow expected on Sunday.” said meteorologist Peter Kimbell, in a phone interview with CKPR Radio.
“There will be winds out of the northeast blowing that around, so it will be a winter-like day on Sunday. Right now early indications are 10 to 25 centimetres of snow.”
Kimbell said some of the winds will be coming from the direction of Lake Superior, which could impact the forecast.
“We could have a good amount of snow on Sunday.”
The weather statement says there is some uncertainty as to the track of the system, which could impact the snowfall amounts expected.
Winds could gust between 60 kilometres and 70 kilometres an hour.
Communities outside of Thunder Bay have received significant snowfalls already this season.