Looks like it’s shaping up to be a very wet Wednesday. As first reported by SaultOnline.com Monday, a very big drop in temperatures starting tonight and lasting through the weekend will kick off heavy rainfall for the area, so much so that Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement. Those of you who may remember, it was one year ago today that Sault Ste. Marie was hit with flooding rains that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to homes and roads. Is this an encore?
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Agawa – Lake Superior Park
- Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
- Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Significant rainfall Wednesday.
A low pressure system developing over the southern plains today will be tracking northeast towards the Great Lakes tonight. A broad area of rain ahead of the low will begin moving into Northern Ontario Wednesday morning and continue into early Thursday.
Although there is still some uncertainty in the exact track of the low, general rainfall amounts in the 30 to 60 mm range are expected for portions of Northeastern Ontario and areas north of superior. Rain could be heavy at times and higher amounts may be possible locally, particularly for areas where thunderstorms occur. A rainfall warning may be required for regions expected to receive 50 mm or more of rain within 24 hours.