Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms Expected For Saturday


A first wave of heavy rain and thunderstorms moved through overnight, but round two starts Saturday morning. A deep upper level low pressure system headed with an active warm front will continue to push through the area today – along with muggy air – before a cold front associated with the same low sweeps through later today. This system is packing heavy downpours and some thunderstorms, not severe at this time.

Special weather statement in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Heavy rain and thunderstorms expected this morning into this afternoon.

Heavy rain with thunderstorms are expected to continue for much of the day.
Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are expected over some locations by the time the rain comes to an end this afternoon. Higher rainfall amounts in excess of 50 mm are also possible and Rainfall Warnings may be required.

Heavy downpours are expected and may result in flash floods and water pooling on roads. For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.