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Strong winds, hail, heavy rain and slight risk of a tornado Sunday in northwestern Ontario

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:35 PM -

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A developing low pressure system is set to blast parts of northwestern Ontario with heavy rain and strong winds Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. 

"The primary threats are wind, hail and rain," said the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre in a weather statement. "There is also a chance of a tornado."

Environment Canada has issued widespread rainfall watches and warnings for the targeted region. Residents are urged to monitor our ALERTS page as they may be expanded later this evening.

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"Rain is expected to continue until Monday morning," said EC in the rainfall warning. "General rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 mm are forecast with the highest amounts occurring in thunderstorms." 

With so much rain falling in a short period of time, there is a risk for flash floods and water pooling on roads.

"Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible," added the agency. 

Be sure to tune into The Weather Network on TV for LIVE updates on this developing system. 

Visit our ALERTS page for updated watches and warnings.

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