Significant rainfall likely Sunday

WEST CARLETON – There goes the snow, but here comes the rain.

Environment Canada is predicting heavy rainfall in the area starting Sunday evening (April 14).

“Precipitation associated with an approaching low pressure system is expected to move into Eastern Ontario Sunday and persist until Monday morning,” Environment Canada released in a statement this morning at 11 a.m. “Precipitation may begin as snow before changing to rain in some areas.”

Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 millimetres are possible. The ground is still at least partially frozen over much of Eastern Ontario. As a result, it will have a limited ability to absorb this rainfall.

Localized ponding in low-lying areas and on roads is possible.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.