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Heavy rain drenches southern Ontario


Rain greeted some southern Ontario drivers on Saturday morning.
Rain greeted some southern Ontario drivers on Saturday morning.

Staff writers

September 8, 2012 — It's been a soggy start to the fall in southern Ontario thanks to rainstorms passing through Friday night.

Saturday's rain will mostly fall in eastern Ontario and southern Quebec
Saturday's rain will mostly fall in eastern Ontario and southern Quebec

The storms that made their way through southern Ontario Friday night brought plenty of rain and cooler temperatures, heralding the coming fall.

"We've had 30-plus millimetres of rain across many areas of southern Ontario from last night into this morning," Weather Network Meteorologist Dayna Vettese said Saturday. 

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority reported the Greater Toronto Area received about 40 mm of rain by Saturday morning, and warned of high water levels.

Area drivers were still dealing with roads slick with rain, leading to at least one crash.

Elsewhere, 45 mm had fallen on Collingwood, 36 mm on Goderich and more than 20 mm in Hamilton and Markham.

As of mid-morning, Hydro One reported some 8,000 customers were without power, although it was not clear how many of those outages were weather-related.

On Saturday, there is a chance of some showers in southern Ontario, but eastern Ontario and Southern Quebec are set to get the worst, with severe thunderstorm warnings issued by the late morning.

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