From flooding rain in the west, to damp and dreary conditions in the east, it's safe to say that Fall has arrived in Canada.
While people in British Columbia have been feeling the effects of a low pressure system since last Thursday, the wet weather in Ontario and Quebec began on Monday. Since then, it has been bringing heavy bands of rain and drizzly conditions to the provinces.
“It's a very disorganized area of low pressure...It's bringing widespread rains from the Florida Panhandle to eastern Canada,”explains Michelle Cassar, a meteorologist here at The Weather Network.
This disturbance is dropping heavy rain across all of southern and eastern Ontario as well as Quebec. Ottawa was drenched with 33 mm of rain. Bancroft has seen 38 mm of rain, while Toronto and Windsor both saw over 30 mm. Meanwhile, the city of Hamilton faced some flooding Tuesday afternoon after 42 mm of rain soaked the region.
While most of the rain has tapered off in Ontario, the system is still bringing rain to parts of Quebec.
“The bulk of the system moved into Quebec during the afternoon hours and will continue through the night,” says Patrick Cool, a meteorologist here at The Weather Network.
Up to 30 mm of rain is possible in and around Montreal, but some areas locally could be drenched with 50 mm. This system is also set to bring some wet weather to the Maritimes.
“It's the first of three low pressure systems that will affect Atlantic Canada this week,” explains Cool. “Two more systems will charge up the eastern seaboard as we head into the weekend.”
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With files from Lyndsay Morrison and Jill Colton