Heavy rainfall in the forecast for SD&G

Nick Seebruch
Heavy rainfall in the forecast for SD&G

UNITED COUNTIES of SD&G, Ontario – Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Cornwall and SD&G.

The statement warns that the region could see heavy rainfall and strong winds tonight and tomorrow.

“A Colorado Low pressure system is expected to intensify into an early spring storm as it races across Southern and Central Ontario tonight,” the statement reads. “This weather system will bring a rainfall of 20 to 30 millimetres across Eastern Ontario, most of which will fall tonight.”

The heavy rains could lead to some flooding.

“This amount of rain combined with the still frozen ground could create localized flooding in poorly drained and low lying areas,” Environment Canada said in its statement. “A sharp arctic cold front associated with the Colorado Low will blast across Eastern Ontario Wednesday morning, with strong southwesterly winds heralding its arrival. Wind gusts of 80 to 85 km/h are possible beginning Wednesday morning.”

Environment Canada also warns that the heavy winds could also lead to some power outages.

For the rest of the week high temperatures will stay in the low single digits with a chance of snow Friday and Saturday.

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