A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada warning heavy rain could fall on the Forest City Tuesday.
The national weather service says a rainfall warning is possible if a system from eastern Texas lands, bringing with it over 50mm of rain.
A significant widespread rainfall event is expected overnight or early Tuesday morning and ending in the evening. Rainfall amounts are forecast to range from 25 to 40 mm in most places, but there may be higher amounts exceeding 60 mm in some areas.
Environment Canada says the system responsible for the rainfall is a slow-moving low pressure system from Texas, carrying tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to Southern Ontario.
Heavy rains aren’t the only weather hazard we’ve been facing in recent days. Following a weak tornado in Delaware last week, Environment Canada has confirmed another twister has touched down in southern Ontario.
The second tornado was reported near Lake Simcoe, the fifth tornado of the season in the province.
Officials with the weather service say winds were estimated to be between 150 and 175 km/h as the system turned into a tornado near Lake Simcoe’s southeastern shore.
Thursday’s tornado near Delaware wasn’t nearly as strong, with winds peaking around 90 km/h.