Sunday morning is sunny and clear but the blue sky won’t last.
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning. 30 to 40 mm of rain are expected to fall in Ottawa, starting early Sunday afternoon and continuing until at least Monday morning.
Clouds will start forming by 11 a.m., and the rain is expected to start by 2 p.m.
The worst of the storm is expected this evening. The rain turns heavy by 8 p.m.
With the ground being at least partially frozen across Eastern Ontario, this rainfall may lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas, says Environment Canada.
Sunday’s high of 4 C (low of 2 C ) is nowhere near the t-shirt temperature seen Saturday, but the winds are expected to subside somewhat (20 km/h, gusting to 40.
What does this mean for the start of the work week? Be prepared for what could be another messy Monday morning commute.
The rain could continue until late afternoon. There’s a high of 5 C and an overnight low of -1 C
However, a mid-week bright spot: Tuesday and Wednesday look sunny, with temperature in the double-digits (daytime highs of 13 and 14, respectively.)
But, of course, it won’t last. By as early as Wednesday night, the clouds are to return, with a 60 per cent chance of showers. And that won’t change for Thursday or Friday.
Best make sure the sump pump is good working order.