It looks like another wet weekend for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. After the rain we got over the past several days, Environment Canada issued another Special Weather Statement, forecasting the possibility of another 50 millimetres of rain in some locations.
This will not help areas of the region that continue to deal with flooding, such as West Gatineau and Maniwaki. Citizens are being reminded to keep children and pets away from fast moving water.
From Environment Canada…
- Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans
- Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe
Wet weather to return later in the week. Since the ground is already saturated, there may be potential for some local flooding.
Rain will spread back into southern Ontario from the southwest Thursday reaching eastern Ontario by Friday morning.
Total rainfall amounts may approach 50 mm in some locales before the rain tapers to showers on the weekend.
There may be localized flooding in areas where the rain is the heaviest.
Environment Canada will monitor this situation and issue further statement and possible alerts as the event draws closer.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #ONStorm.