Heavy Rain Warning

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Rainfall warning in effect for:

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

Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A band of heavy rain and thunderstorms is affecting areas east of Lake Superior between southern portions of Lake Superior Park to just north of Sault Ste. Marie. Rainfall amounts of 50 to 100 mm will be possible in some areas. The rain and thunderstorms are expected to reach Sault Ste Marie late this morning.

The rain and thunderstorms are expected to begin to move out of the regions late this afternoon.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

 Thunderstorm warnings and watches now over

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing torrential rainfall. Localized strong wind gusts and sizeable hail is possible as well.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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