Remnants of Hurricane Beryl moves into Southern Ontario, rainfall warning continues

A rainfall warning continues in Chatham-Kent, and all of Southern Ontario, as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl move into the Province.

Environment Canada officials say rainfall with embedded torrential downpours are expected.

Hazards, include: Rainfall totals of 40 to 60 mm, with locally higher amounts possible and torrential downpours giving rainfall rates of 20 to 40 mm per hour at times.

The timing is this morning to Thursday morning.

The heaviest rain will occur today into this evening, forecasters added.

“Periods of heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Beryl will move into southern Ontario this morning,” Environment Canada officials say.

“These types of weather systems can give very high rainfall rates in torrential downpours. Rainfall amounts will likely be highly variable across the region, and some areas may receive in excess of 60 mm. Rain will taper to scattered showers from west to east tonight through early Thursday morning.”

For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office.

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The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority issued a watershed conditions statement on Tuesday. Details, here.

“Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible,” forecasters say.

“If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.”

We’ll provide more details as they become available.

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