THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the City of Thunder Bay and surrounding area. Temperatures in the region are above freezing so the likelihood of freezing rain is minimal.
Rainfall warning in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Cloud Bay – Dorion
- Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
- Nipigon – Rossport
Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 60 mm are likely by Tuesday morning.
Most areas near the Lake Superior shoreline received 15 to 25 mm of rain this morning. A break in the precipitation is expected this afternoon as this area of rain weakens and moves out of the region.
However, more significant rain is expected to move into the same regions this evening. The rain could fall heavily at times giving an additional 20 to 40 mm tonight.
The rain is expected to taper off Tuesday morning.
Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.