As the old saying goes, when it rains — it pours.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for London and surrounding areas as we’re expecting a full day of much needed rain.
A slow-moving low pressure system from Texas that is bringing tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico has settled in.
Rainfall amounts will range from 25-40 mm in most places.
“There probably will be some heavier rain at times, maybe not quite as heavy as we saw on Saturday, but there is a possibility that we might have thunderstorms embedded in this area, so at that point you could see some heavier downpours,” says Ria Olsen with Environment Canada.
Some areas including Huron-Perth are under a rainfall warning. Upwards of 60 mm is likely there.
Despite the wet weather, it’s not expected to impact the temperature, with a daytime high of 25 still forecast for Tuesday, feeling like 35 with the humidex.
Olsen tells AM980 this system should move out by Tuesday evening, but that might not be the last of the rain this week.
“There is a small chance for showers again during the afternoon on Wednesday, possibly into Wednesday night. Then we’re actually fairly sunny for the rest of the week and a gradual warming trend.”
The daytime high will climb to near 30 degrees on Thursday and Friday with the humidex still hovering in the mid-30 degree range.