Warnings in place as hurricane Beryl remnants set to hit parts of Canada

Warnings are in place as the remnants of hurricane Beryl are set to move into parts of Canada, bringing heavy rain and the threat of torrential downpours.

Global News meteorologist Ross Hull said some uncertainty remains on where exactly the heaviest rain will fall, but there is confidence growing that Beryl’s remnants will bring lots of precipitation beginning Wednesday morning for southern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

The system is also expected to affect southern Quebec including Montreal, before moving into parts of the Maritimes.“The concern is the tropical moisture associated with this system as it moves over the area which will drop torrential rains which could result in localized flooding — especially in urban areas,” Hull said.“Rainfall warnings have been issued for a large swath of southern Ontario, including the GTHA, where 40 to 60 mm is possible from early Wednesday to Thursday morning, with some downpours dropping 20 to 40 mm an hour.”

Even higher rain totals of more than 60 mm, possibly up to 100 mm locally, are possible for parts of midwestern Ontario along the shoreline of Lake Huron, as well as parts of eastern Ontario, Hull said.

Beryl, which made landfall in Texas early Monday as a Category 1 hurricane, has been blamed for at least seven U.S. deaths — one in Louisiana and six in Texas — and at least 11 in the Caribbean. At midday Tuesday, it was a post-tropical cyclone centered over Arkansas.

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