Slight chances exist in the morning, bumping up to scattered chances in the afternoon before becoming likely in the late afternoon and evening. Even with the return of sunshine, highs will only be in the upper 40s on Friday. Because of the higher moisture content, and the slightly warmer temperatures, roadways will probably be damp this morning. Thursday's high will be approximately 5C. By Wednesday, we will start looking for some patchy showers or drizzle. Off and on showers will persist for the day, changing to a steadier rain through the overnight into Friday. Expect a duration of over 72 hours of above freezing temperatures.
A cold front will approach the area Friday. It will drop almost 20 degrees by Friday with highs only in the upper 20s. We should clear out by early Saturday but temperatures will fall into the mid 60's for afternoon highs.
Periods of rain are expected over northeastern Ontario Thursday. "Right now, most of the area is looking at 1-3" of snow with up to a quarter of an inch of ice possible. There are now still some issues with the timing of when this occurs.
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However, a very strong cold front will cross the area Thursday afternoon changing the rain to snow with a threat for freezing rain. The European model suggests this changeover holds off until Saturday. We keep the cold air finishing out the Weather Smart Forecast, with highs in the 20s and 30s.
Snow will continue over the day on Saturday, leading to unsafe travel conditions.