Heavy Rainfall Warning in Effect for parts of our Region

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It’s going to be very soggy over the next 48 hours as moisture from what is now, Hurricane Michael , will spread rain into the area as the first bands of showers begin to move up from the south Wednesday and to make things worse , the system is a slow mover. That means it could bring lots of rain for long periods.  Originally it was believed that the southern parts of the district would miss most of the heavy rains associated with this system, however the latest forecast now includes Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island and portions of Algoma North.

9:22 PM EDT Tuesday 09 October 2018
Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • St. Joseph Island
  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchewana Bay

Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A strong moisture laden low pressure system from the Southern Plains States will bring significant rainfall to the region tonight and Wednesday as it heads towards Lake Superior.

The rain will generally be light to moderate tonight, but will be heavy at times on Wednesday. Total rainfall amounts between 50 and 70 mm are likely by Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts could reach 90 mm locally, particularly in areas that receive several thunderstorms.

The rain will taper off to a few showers by Thursday as the low moves over Lake Superior towards James Bay.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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