Special weather statement in effect for:
- Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
- Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Significant rain and wind expected.
A strengthening low pressure system that is forecast to track northeastward across northeastern Ontario will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the region beginning tonight. Rainfall totals of 30 to 50 mm are possible by the time the rain changes to snow Sunday night.
Strong south to southeasterly winds gusting to 70 km/h are also possible tonight. These winds should diminish for a few hours during the day on Sunday before shifting to very strong northwesterlies gusting up to 90 km/h late Sunday afternoon.
Wind warnings may be issued as the event draws near. Strong wind gusts may toss lose objects or cause tree branches to break. Power outages may occur.
The potential for strong wind gusts should end Monday afternoon.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.