Heavy Rain Threat For Thursday


When it rains, it pours, that’s the forecast for Thursday when our first real taste of Spring hits us with another Colorado Low.

Unlike the last Colorado Low that produced near blizzard conditions and additional snow, we will sit on the east side of the storm and that means rain with thunderstorms and gusty southerly winds. The rain associated with the storm along with the much milder temperatures has prompted Environment Canada to issue a weather statement for the next 24 to 36 hours.

Special weather statement in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Mild temperatures and potentially heavy rain Thursday and Thursday night.

Periods of rain, heavy at times, are forecast to begin Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts in the 15 to 25 mm range are expected by late Thursday evening. A few isolated thunderstorms are also possible Thursday afternoon.

The heavy rain will combine with mild temperatures near 7 degrees Celsius to produce potentially significant snowmelt and localized ponding on streets and other low lying areas.

The heavy rain and mild temperatures are associated with a strong Colorado low that will transition across northern Ontario Thursday through Thursday night.