Early April Showers May Bring Localized Flooding

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Rainfall Warning

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Advisory for the following parts of Western Ontario:

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Ignace – English River
  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Cloud Bay – Dorion
  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
  • Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
  • Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
  • Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake

A slow moving area of low pressure over the central United States will bring an extended period of rain to parts of Western Ontario.

The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall, so there is the potential for localized flooding in low-lying areas.

Rain, at times heavy, is expected Wednesday through Thursday.

What: Rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 mm by Thursday morning.

Where: Portions of northwestern Ontario and north of Lake Superior.

The rain is expected to begin Wednesday morning to early afternoon and continue into Thursday evening.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.