Significant Rainfall Expected This Weekend

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Sault Ste. Marie and area could see the potential for flooding thanks to an intense low pressure system making its way through the Great Lakes region starting Friday.

A complex low pressure system over the Southern Plains States will track northeastward to reach the Upper Great Lakes Saturday.

Showers, at times heavy, are expected to develop ahead of the low late Friday and then continue into Saturday.

Thunderstorms are also possible during this period.

Although it is too soon to determine the exact location of the heavier rainfall, some places could see local amounts in the 40 to 80 mm range by midday Saturday.

Environment Canada will monitor this situation closely.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.