More storms in store for Ontario?
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:41 AM -
Yet another round of strong thunderstorms slammed into southwestern Ontario Saturday.
The good news is, while there's more storm potential Sunday, it is not expected to be as severe as the storms that brought such major downpours to area like Guelph and Waterloo.
"These storms were slow moving, and as a result, heavy rainfall amounts were very localized," Environment Canada said in a statement Sunday morning.
More than 60 mm of rain fell in some parts of the Waterloo area, and the downpours were enough to spark flash flooding in several areas.
"Weather radar estimates show a few pockets of 25 to 50 mm of rain over areas extending east from Lake Huron across Waterloo Region to Guelph, a few more locales north of Lake Erie, and in areas east of Ottawa to the St. Lawrence River," Environment Canada says.
The storms that passed through Ontario also affected southern Quebec, with Quebec City, Trois Rivieres and Montreal, with severe thunderstorm watches and warnings issued in both provinces.
As for Sunday, Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm said there's some storm risk, but any storms that do fire up shouldn't be as strong as Saturday's.
"It's significantly calmer for much of southern Ontario, with only a slight risk for non-severe thunderstorms on the shores of Lake Ontario," he said Sunday.
Temperature-wise, the province is close to seasonal, feeling hotter thanks to humidex values in the low 30s.
As for Monday, a cold front from a low-pressure system will act as a trigger for late evening thunderstorms across southern Ontario.
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