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Ontario is set for a rainy Sunday as a low prepares to roll in

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Sunday, October 6, 2013, 1:12 PM -

Rain is on tap - up to 50 mm of it - for a large slice of Ontario Sunday and into Monday.

A low pressure system is poised to roll in from the U.S. Midwest, a warm and moist air mass that is expected to bring substantial rains to much of the south of the province, with the most intense focused on the southwest.

TUNE IN: We'll be tracking this system as it develops Sunday. Tune in on TV for ongoing coverage

Up to 50 mm of rain could fall in  the southwest, with parts of the rest of the province possibly receiving as much 30 mm (although local amounts may vary).

Some of these storms may feature embedded thunderstorms.

No rainfall or thunderstorm warnings had been issued for as of  8 a.m. Sunday.

Part of the storms' moisture will come from the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen. The storm, once expected to have a good chance of becoming a hurricane, actually weakened rapidly from Friday night into Saturday and is now a tropical depression.

Even though it has weakened, its still a large source of moisture, feeding the low currently en route to Ontario.

Southern Ontario has had a relatively benign start to the fall, but the United States has had a rougher time.

Just over the past two days, parts of the Great Plains saw winter-like snowstorms, while elsewhere, that same system produced a number of tornadoes, including a suspected EF-4 twister than injured 15 people in Nebraska.

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