Drivers beware: Plenty of rain on the way
Monday, August 11, 2014, 2:06 PM -
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Ontario has had its fair share of thunderstorms this season, but relatively few stretches of straight summer rains.
This week will buck that trend, beginning on Monday night.
"An approaching system from the Ohio Valley will be the biggest story for Ontario over the next 48 hours," Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said early Monday morning. "The models are showing between 30-60 mm of rain for portions of Ontario."
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The higher rain amounts are due to the fact the system is relatively slow-moving, though they don't yet meet Environment Canada's criteria for rainfall warnings.
But the agency did issue a special weather statement for most of southern Ontario with the exception of more easterly regions and the National Capital Region.
Rain from the system will begin to fall in southwestern Ontario beginning later Monday, moving into the Greater Toronto Area and central Ontario by midnight, with those areas seeing most of the rain through most of Tuesday.
Thunderstorm risk is also in the offing for the region, with the risk of non-severe storms building along the Lake Huron shores and parts of the southwest by the early afternoon.
There's more widespread risk on Tuesday, but like Monday, those storms aren't expected to be severe.
Across the region, the showers should begin to ease by Wednesday morning, with clearing possible in the GTA by the early evening.
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