It looks like the City of Hamilton will see some much needed relief from this hot, dry summer in one big weather event this Tuesday.
Drought like conditions affecting much of Southern Ontario throughout July and early August will finally be broken up by significant rainfall.
Environment Canada’s Geoff Coulson says a special weather statement has been issued for Hamilton and surrounding areas, with the potential to turn into a rainfall warning.
While welcome, Coulson doesn’t believe this will put a dent in a dry period that for some cities started back in April.
“Just a couple rainy days aren’t going to be enough to reverse that kind of a trend.”
Adding, “once this particular system moves out late Tuesday into Wednesday morning, we’re in for another stretch of relatively dry conditions.”
Rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 millimeters are expected for most of the GTHA starting early Tuesday.
Some locales may receive as much as 60 millimeters.