Most of the active weather as well as the heavy rain should remain north of Sault Ste. Marie this afternoon, however the city will see thunderstorm activity and periods of heavy rain starting late this afternoon or evening. Areas to the north remain under a special weather statement calling for potential flooding from periods of heavy rain.
Special weather statement in effect for:
Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Shower and thunderstorm activity affected many portions of Northeastern Ontario last evening and during the night. The activity has tapered off this morning.
However, another round of rain and possible thunderstorms is expected later today and tonight. This rain is expected to last until late in the day on Thursday. Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 millimetres are likely, although some areas that see several thunderstorms may receive higher amounts.
At this point, it appears that the highest amounts are most likely for areas close to the eastern shores of Lake Superior, especially tonight.
This statement will be updated as new information becomes available. Rainfall warnings may be issued later today.