Sudbury Daystarter: Snow changing to rain today

News, weather and road information to start your day.

TODAY: Most of the region can expect a mix of light snow and showers. Wawa could get up to 2 cm of snow. Daytime highs will range from 2 C to 7 C. Sunshine is expected for the James Bay coast with highs near zero.

TONIGHT: A few more showers or flurries. Lows from 1 C to -3 C. Along James Bay lows from -6 C to -8 C.

TOMORROW: Mainly cloudy with the chance of showers or flurries. Some afternoon clearing for Sault Ste Marie and Manitoulin Island.  Highs from 3 C to 9 C.  Attawapiskat can expect a mix of sun and cloud with a high of zero.

For the latest on weather conditions tune into @MorningNorth live from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. each weekday morning. 99.9FM in Sudbury.


FLOODING: Some areas in the region, including Sudbury, have been dealing with heavy rain this week resulting in flooding. Homes and businesses in the large marshland section between Lasalle Boulevard and Notre Dame were hit exceptionally hard. Paul Sajatovic with the conservation authority says there are no imminent plans to change water flows in that area.

NICKEL PRICE: A new commodity report projects nickel prices to increase over the next three years and that will impact mining companies in Sudbury. The price hike is connected to what’s happening overseas in Indonesia.

SEGUIN FAMILY: Three children who were struck by a vehicle in North Bay in February are all home from hospital. The Seguin children — Francis, Alexina and Calyx — were all injured in the incident. The family says it hopes all three will be back in school after Easter. 

For the latest info follow @CBCnewsSudbury on twitter. See breaking news? Call the CBC Sudbury Newsdesk: 705 688-3240.

Highways in the Sault Ste Marie area, on St. Joseph Island, and in the Chapleau disctrict are snow covered.  Other highways will be wet today, with light snow and showers in the forecast. Highway 546 is closed 54 km north of Ironbridge from Junction 17/546 due to flooding. Highway 537 remains closed at Jumbo Creek due to flooding.

The Ministry of Transportation keeps an eye on the roads around the clock. Click here and then on the "road conditions" box in the new window to reveal the latest information. 

See problems on the roads at highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line 705-670-3191.

It's something most parents have to do every day for their children, but can be challenging — packing a lunch for your child to take to school. @MorningNorth posed the topic to registered dietitian Tammy Cheguis and dietian intern Maylinda Bernard Hovington, followed by opening up the phone lines for questions. LISTEN

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