Heavy rain expected for parts of northwestern Ontario
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 8:34 PM -
Parts of northwestern Ontario are in for another round of wet weather this weekend.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for a large part of the region Sunday morning.
"A low pressure system from the Northern Plain states will bring rain to northwestern Ontario beginning [Saturday] evening." said the agency. "Rain could become heavy at times on Sunday."
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"The heaviest showers are expected to be in the Lake of the Woods region, where 40-60 mm of rainfall is possible through Monday morning," said Weather Network Meteorologist Brian Dillon."
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Throughout northwestern Ontario, with this incoming storm and the previous storm, residents are urged to watch for localized flooding due to high water and heavy rain.
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The Town of Rainy River declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm.
"This is basically a precautionary measure at this point," said Town Clerk Veldron Vogan. "But we have been watching a guage (upstream) at Manitou and it keeps rising."
Vogan said that last week the high waters were dropping.
"Last Thursday it was at 18 ft... then it dropped to 15 ft... now it is at 19 ft. and it keeps rising."
The town has not called for people to sandbag at this point but do want people to volunteer to be at the ready.
Be sure to check back as we continue to monitor this system.