Heavy Rain Expected Through Tuesday
Another round of rain is expected across the region tonight and through the day on Tuesday. The heaviest rain is expected across Southwestern Ontario, particularly around the Lake Erie shoreline. Non-severe thunderstorms are possible as well. Local amounts of rain will be heavier in areas that receive thunderstorms. Additional rain is possible through Wednesday. If necessary, an additional Rainfall Outlook will be issued.
Many areas still have frozen ground due to the colder temperatures earlier this week. Due to the ground being frozen, it will have a harder time absorbing all the water from the falling rain. Flooding is possible, and multiple Conservation Authorities have issued flood-related alerts. For more information on those alerts, check with your local Conservation Authority.
If travelling, remember to not drive through flooded roadways. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!
As stated, the heaviest amounts of rain are expected throughout Southwestern Ontario, particularly around the Lake Erie shoreline. Eastern Ontario will see lower amounts of rain with this particular system.
30 to 40 mm: Windsor, Kingsville, Leamington, Rondeau Park, Rodney, Simcoe and Long Point.
20 to 30 mm: Dresden, Sarnia, London, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Brantford, Cayuga and Welland.
10 to 20 mm: Grand Bend, Stratford, Kitchener, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Oakville, Orangeville, Newmarket, Toronto and Oshawa.
5 to 10 mm: Goderich, Listowel, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Collingwood, Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Peterborough, Belleville and Kingston.
Trace to 5 mm: Tobermory, Wiarton, Parry Sound, Huntsville, Bancroft, Barry's Bay, Renfrew, Brockville, Cornwall and Ottawa.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning from Windsor to Hamilton. They state that 20 to 45 mm of rain is expected by Tuesday. They also mention that in many areas, the ground is frozen, which is expected to cause flooding. Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.