Rainfall warnings across Northern Ontario have ended
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Monday, April 22, 2019 12:43PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:49AM EDT
All Environment Canada alerts and warnings have ended for Ontario-north.
As rain continues to fall across northeastern Ontario, Environment Canada has renewed rainfall warnings for the following communities:
- Agawa - Lake Superior Park
- Chapleau - Missinaibi Lake
- Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake
- Gogama – Foleyet
- Kirkland Lake – Englehart
- New Liskeard – Temagami
- Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay
- Timmins - Cochrane - Iroquois Falls
- Wawa - Pukaskwa Park
The rain will be heavy at times, with an additional amount of 15 to 30 millimetres Tuesday, April 23 to bring total rainfall up to 50 to 75 mm by the evening hours.
Because the ground is still frozen, it has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.
A brief period of freezing rain is also possible early in the afternoon, especially for areas away from Lake Superior.
For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office.
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow, fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away. Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.
The precipitation continues in several communities north of Timmins, but in the form of snow of up to 15 centimetres.
As temperatures hover around zero, there is a risk of freezing rain for:
- Fraserdale - Pledger Lake
- Kapuskasing - Hearst - Smooth Rock Falls
- Little Abitibi - Kesagami Lake
The snow may be heavy at times with snowfall amounts up to 20 cm possible by Tuesday evening.
This wintry mix of precipitation is associated with a Colorado Low tracking through northeastern Ontario on Tuesday.