With just a few dozen miles to spare, the Sault region missed a high-impact storm that brought everything from heavy blowing snow to freezing rain for locations to the east this past weekend. A look ahead to this coming week shows another storm brewing for the start of this coming weekend. Again it's a matter of a few miles between heavy snow or nothing for the Sault as the storm hits Southern Ontario.
Meanwhile, in the workweek ahead, we will see temperatures continue to bounce between seasonal and above seasonal values. So far, temperatures in the first half of January have been averaging between 2-5 degrees above normal values. There is some indication that colder temperatures could arrive and stick around at the end of this workweek when daytime highs fall below -10°C.
Morning cloud cover and the slight risk of a flurry gives way to some sunshine Monday afternoon. Daytime highs should climb up to near -6°C with light and variable winds.
Widespread light snow arrives on Tuesday as temperatures climb back to near the freezing mark. Total accumulation by the end of the day should only be 2-5cm. Gusty east winds in the morning should weaken and become southerly later in the day.
The warm air lingers into Wednesday as daytime highs remain near 0°C under cloudy skies. More light snow moves in during the evening.
Colder air then returns for the end of the week and the start of this coming weekend. Temperatures will fall through the day on Thursday under cloudy skies and settle in well below normal for Friday under mostly sunny skies.
The next extensive storm system for Ontario arrives Friday night into Saturday, but as it stands right now - most(if not all) of the snow should remain south of the Sault region.