Residents can expect rain and possible thunderstorms starting tonight, which may last through the weekend. Environment Canada Meteorologist Gerald Cheng details the upcoming forecast for the region.
“An unsettled pattern is coming, and that will bring a chance of showers throughout the weekend. It may be heavy and it may be wide-spread across the region. As the system passes through, we may see some thunderstorms as well.”
Cheng added that the rain will be a good thing for the area, specifically near Dryden.
“We haven’t had enough rain in the Dryden area. We’ve only had about 10 millimetres of rain this month. On average, we should be seeing around 80 millimetres with less than 10 days left in the month. So hopefully we’ll catch up on the rain.
Cheng notes that low precipitation amounts will only worsen the current extreme forest fire hazard in the area.
In Kenora, Environment Canada is expected a chance of showers and a low of 16 tonight. In Dryden and Sioux Lookout, meteorologists are expecting showers with a low of 15.