Heavy rain to dampen long weekend


4:17 AM EDT Friday 06 October 2017
Special weather statement 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 Saturday and Saturday evening.

Rain ahead of a low pressure system is expected to begin overnight and become heavy on Saturday. Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are likely, however, some areas could receive rainfall amounts in excess of 50 mm by the time the rain ends Saturday night.

At this time there is some uncertainty in the exact location of the highest rainfall amounts. Environment and Climate Change Canada will closely monitor the situation and rainfall warnings may be required as the event draws closer.