Northwestern Ontario is expected to receive yet another Colorado low this weekend.
Environment Canada is expecting another storm to hit the region tomorrow (Friday, April 22) afternoon, this time it will bring large amounts of rain. Environment Canada Meteorologist Gerald Cheng explained what we can expect.
“This Colorado low is bringing in a lot of moisture into northwestern Ontario and when we look at the data, we could see anywhere from 30 to 50 millimetres of rain from Dryden to the American border,” explained Cheng.
“For Kenora, we don’t expect as much rain but the system is very close. I think everyone should keep that in mind, if the system changes track slightly, it could bring those extreme levels to Kenora.”
Cheng said the residents of Kenora can expect to see 20 to 30 millimetres of rain if the storm continues to stay on track.
“Right now, there is a lot of uncertainty, especially for northwestern Ontario because our temperatures are sitting around zero which means it could come in the form of rain or snow.”
“We will be [monitoring] temperatures closely for the next 24 hours," concluded Cheng.
Currently, Environment Canada is predicting daytime temperatures of plus 4 degrees Celsius and nighttime lows of minus 5 degrees Celsius.
Hopefully, this weekend's storm will mark the shift from winter snowstorms to spring showers. This month, an approximate total of 56 cm of snow has fallen in Kenora. Well above the average of 14.6 cm of snow.
Since January, approximately 213 cm of snow has fallen in the Kenora area. The average for the same time period is 82.7 cm.