The Bar River, just east of Sault Ste. Marie, is very close to cresting its banks in the community of Bar River. Further downstream, to the west of the community, the river has crested the banks and flooded the fields, surrounding some homes and crossing some roads. Melting and runoff is expected to continue for a few more hours and then a flash freeze is expected around 9pm this evening. It is unlikely that this region will see much more rainfall before the snow arrives later tonight.
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As of 6am around 35mm of rain has fallen since 7pm last night. Forecasts indicate another 10-15mm possible which will give total storm totals of 40-50mm across the region. Watch my twitter account @ShieldsWeahter for more totals and updates through the day.
Rain has started across the Sault region. It is expected to intensify and continue into Monday.
With 2-3mm per hour we are likely to see 25-35mm of rain by the time it tapers off tomorrow afternoon. Expect plenty of snow melt as well to combine with plenty of standing water and localized flooding.
Temperatures will quickly drop Monday night to below freezing with snow by Tuesday morning.
A massive low pressure system moves into Ontario tonight and into tomorrow. This storm brings a mix of weather threats across the province.
Heavy rain is expected into northeastern Ontario along with freezing rain further north, strong winds along the Great Lakes and then a flash freeze late Monday into Tuesday.
Watch my latest weather update posted under the ‘Latest Video Briefing’ tab. Also follow my twitter account @ShieldsWeather for updates through the day. Be sure to also stay tuned to the latest public weather bulletins from Environment Canada through this event.
I have just posted my latest video on the Sault squalls this morning and the large winter storm that will bring substantial rain to Northeastern Ontario.
Click on ‘Latest Video Briefing’ to view this video.
After the snowsqualls Thursday, we will begin to see a transition in the weather. The overall flow pattern will swing around to bring warmer air into the province by the weekend.
A consequence of this change is that strong storm systems that develop in the deep American mid-west take aim at the Great Lakes region – and that’s exactly what will happen later this weekend.
Check our my latest video that covers the progression of a strong storm system into the Great Lakes and the estimates on rainfall and amount of melting we can expect.
Click on ‘Latest Video Briefing’ to see the latest update on this storm.
I have posted my latest weather briefing in ‘Latest Video Briefing’ section of the website.
In this video I show brief footage of squalls on St. Joseph Island, talk about snow and cold for the rest of the work week, and then dive into the potential for a high impact Winter Storm by the end of the weekend and early next week.
This record breaking cold snap looks to end with one final blast of cold air this week.
Friday could see morning lows near -20c and daytime highs struggling to reach -10c. This combined with winds could see windchills of -20c around Sault Ste. Marie. This would smash previous all-time low temperatures for this time in November. This is now the coldest November since 1976 and could be the coldest of all-time before its done.
A brief warm-up is expected by the end of the coming weekend. Temperatures should finally break the freezing mark but this is due to the warm air ahead of a large winter storm. A strong Texas Low will move into the Lake Superior region by Sunday night into Monday to bring mixed precipitation and strong November Gales.
Stay tuned to ShieldsWeather this week for all the latest weather information. I will be posting a new video weather briefing this evening (Tuesday) to cover the active weather in the week ahead.
Looks like the cold weather holds on for at least another week. This cold weather will mix with any onshore winds will bring more snowsqualls. Watch the latest video weather briefing for the details on expected conditions this week.