Heavy Rain Warnings Issued Across Ontario

In a warning issued by the country’s weather supervisory body, Environment Canada has caused in its special weather statements about upcoming serious weather disturbances across much of southern Ontario and southern Quebec, along with parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, on Tuesday.  According to the forecast, rain is expected to drop somewhere between 25 to 50 millimetres, whereas some areas like Quebec’s Eastern Townships is anticipated to receive over 70 mm.

In its warning, Environment Canada cautioned about the possibility of flash floods and water pooling on roads due to the heavy downpours. Furthermore, it was informed that localized thunderstorms are also expected in southern Ontario. The storm has come from a slow-moving low pressure system from eastern Texas that has now drifted northwards. The rain is expected to shower in southern Ontario in the morning and early afternoon, and will be off and on through the day, whereas Quebec is anticipated to receive precipitation into the night or early Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, the rain is also expected to visit New Brunswick and Nova Scotia overnight Tuesday before tapering off late Wednesday.

A senior climatologist at Environment Canada, David Phillips, highlighted that the rain will be a welcome sight for many in eastern Canada after weeks of dry, drought conditions and multiple heat alerts. He alleged that “we’re water-starved in this part of the country and maybe this could be considered a good new story.”

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