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Soggy start to fall in southern Ontario

Keep your umbrellas handy this weekend
Keep your umbrellas handy this weekend

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

September 23, 2011 — Fall has officially begun and for residents in southern Ontario, it's looking like a cool and soggy start to the season.

More than 30 mm of rain fell in some places on Friday
More than 30 mm of rain fell in some places on Friday

Summer ended on a warm and sunny note across southern Ontario. But as the fall season arrives, conditions are changing dramatically.

According to Rob Davis, a meteorologist at The Weather Network, soggy is the best way to describe the start of fall. “Heavy rain moved into the region on Friday, and showers are expected to persist well into next week.”

Davis adds that all of this moisture is coming from the same low pressure system that's sitting off the Eastern seaboard.

“New York City for example, could see up to 100 mm of rain in the next couple of days.”

Rainfall totals in Ontario haven't been as significant, but Toronto Island received 34 mm of rain on Friday. Over 30 mm of rain fell in places like Wiarton and Markham, as well.

In addition to precipitation, people in southern Ontario will also have to contend with cooler temperatures over the next couple of days. That's good news for allergy sufferers who are struggling through the ragweed season.

For a closer look at what the fall season will bring your way this year, check out The Weather Network's 2011 Fall Outlook.

With files from Lyndsay Morrison

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