Heavy rains to return tonight to Oshawa, southern Durham Region

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Published July 10, 2024 at 2:26 pm

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It’s the calm before (and after) the storm in Oshawa and southern Durham Region, with torrential downpours expected to return later this afternoon and into Thursday morning.

The rains fell Wednesday morning and then eased up in the early afternoon but Environment Canada said the rain will return, with 40-60 mm expected with higher amounts expected in some areas.

The warning is effect for Pickering to Clarington on the south side of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

The heaviest rain will occur this evening as our local weather system copes with the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. The rain will taper to scattered showers from west to east tonight through early Thursday morning.

The unsettled weather is also expected to bring tornados to southern Ontario, with Niagara Region in the flight path.

Flooding can be a concern with the rainfall as heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads and drivers are being urged to leave plenty of extra time for commuting.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Avoid driving through flooded roads, especially underpasses.

You can monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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