Rain and strong winds for Manitoulin today

Environment Canada Weather Warning

Manitoulin Island
5:01 AM EST Sunday 17 November 2013
Wind warning for
Manitoulin Island issued

Significant winds tonight and Monday morning.

Strong westerly winds associated with an intense low pressure system from Colorado will develop tonight into Monday morning. Winds of 60 gusting to 90 km/h or above are expected.

A low pressure system from Colorado is forecast to intensify as it approaches Lake Superior later today. This system is expected to bring significant snowfall to parts of Northwestern Ontario and significant rainfall later today and strong winds tonight to parts of Northeastern Ontario. The weather system will move into Northwestern Quebec on Monday.

Manitoulin Island
5:01 AM EST Sunday 17 November 2013
Rainfall warning for
Manitoulin Island continued

Near 50 mm of rain in many areas by tonight.

Rain at times heavy in advance of an approaching low pressure system will continue to soak the regions from Lake Superior east to the Sudbury area today. Total rainfall amounts of 50 mm are expected in many areas. Embedded thunderstorms are possible and could give locally higher amounts. Heavy rain is expected to taper off to a few showers or flurries tonight as the low tracks into Northwestern Quebec.

A low pressure system from Colorado is forecast to intensify as it approaches Lake Superior later today. This system is expected to bring significant snowfall to parts of Northwestern Ontario and significant rainfall later today and strong winds tonight to parts of Northeastern Ontario. The weather system will move into Northwestern Quebec on Monday.

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