As the week begins, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement in effect for: Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region -St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region as follows:

Significant rainfall gradually tapering off today with the wet weather,  affecting a good portion of Southern Ontario this morning, along with some residual freezing rain near or north of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Rainfall amounts in the 20 to 30 mm range are likely by the times it tapers off from west to east today.

Extra care should be taken during this morning’s commute. Standing water may be potentially hazardous on poorly drained roads and highways due to the weekend ice accumulation.

Please clear drainage basins of ice buildup in urban centres. This will assist in more effective water flow and may prevent basement flooding.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.

Now looking at the more detailed forecast…Today the rain will end by this afternoon with winds gusting to 60 km per hour by noon and a high of 6.

Tonight, mainly cloudy with periods of snow beginning before morning.A low of zero.


Periods of light snow ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 2.


Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low plus 1.


A mix of sun and cloud. High 7.


Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 2.


Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High plus 5.


Cloudy periods. Low plus 1.


A mix of sun and cloud. High 7.

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