Severe winds, heavy rain take aim at parts of Ontario Monday

May 9 2022, 2:17 pm

Environment Canada has issued a number of alerts for some Ontario regions as major storms move in on Monday.

Six regions are under rainfall warnings, and four have severe thunderstorm watches in place. Dryden – Ignace, Fort Frances – Rainy Lake, Kenora – Nestor Falls, Red Lake – Ear Falls, Sandy Lake – Pikangikum and Sioux Lookout – Savant Lake could see upwards of 30 mm of rain.

According to The Weather Network, a Colorado low moving in through Manitoba has the potential to whip up strong storms. While severe thunderstorms are possible, the forecast said that when the storm passes over the Great Lakes, the storm track could weaken.

With heavy rainfall, there is a threat of localized flooding, according to Environment Canada. The storm is expected to hit the regions Monday afternoon and through the night.

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Kenora forecast/Environment Canada

While some northwestern areas of the province will be hit by the storm, it should dissipate well before it hits Toronto. The city is still expected to have summer-like temperatures this week, with the forecast creeping towards 30Ā°C by the end of the week.

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