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Remnants of Hurricane Beryl could bring heavy rainfall to the Waterloo region and surrounding area

Remnants of Hurricane Beryl could bring heavy rainfall to the Waterloo region and surrounding area

A special weather warning has been issued for the Waterloo, Guelph and surrounding areas, saying that remnants of Hurricane Beryl could bring heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday.

Or maybe not.

“At this time, there is little confidence in the path of the weather system and the amount of precipitation that will fall,” said the special weather statement issued Monday afternoon.

“While there is little confidence in the exact path of the weather system, such systems have historically produced very high precipitation amounts in the form of downpours.”

The statement said downpours of 20 to 40 mm per hour are possible, with locally more than 50 mm of precipitation possible.

“Rainfall warnings may be issued as confidence in the system’s track increases,” the statement said.

The weather forecast for this area is:

  • Tuesday: 30 C with a mix of sun and clouds and a 30 percent chance of showers with a chance of thunderstorms.
  • Wednesday: 21 C, cloudy with a 70 percent chance of showers.
  • Thursday: 25 C, cloudy with a 60 percent chance of showers.
  • Friday: 27 C with a mix of sun and clouds.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Beryl made landfall along the Texas coast Monday morning and weakened to a tropical storm.

The storm is expected to move through the Lower Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather service said.

Beryl had previously defeated Mexico, Grenada and Jamaica.