Rainfall Warning Issued By Environment Canada

A Rainfall Warning has been issued by Environment Canada which is warning of heavy rainfall for the Niagara region through to the Elgin region along the border. Head further North and it changes to a Special Weather Statement; details below.

The Warning, covering Grimsby, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, and Welland, reads as follows:

“Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Significant rainfall tonight and Monday, with total rainfall amounts near 50 mm.

Rain will begin this evening and become heavy at times tonight. Rain will taper to showers Monday evening.

This rain is the remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.”

Other regions farther north are currently under a special weather statement; including Brantford, Burlington, Hamilton, and Oakville, and includes the same information about Tropical Depression Gordon and the event ending on Monday night but with the following change:

“Total rainfall amounts in the range of 20 to 40 mm are possible by the time the rain tapers to scattered showers Monday night.”

Be aware of potential heavy rain and the dangers of flooding and sudden pooling on roadways. Further updates will be provided on air or on this page. All information is available at weather.gc.ca

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