Hamilton under heavy rainfall warning tonight, Saturday


Published December 10, 2021 at 5:22 pm

Before the city sees whether the Tiger-Cats can reign, it’s going to pour.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Hamilton on Friday afternoon. A strengthening low pressure system is forecast to track northeast across the Great Lakes. Rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 millimetres are expected, beginning late Friday and continuing through Saturday afternoon.

Conditions for Grey Cup Sunday are expected to be clear and mild, but with winds of up to 29 km/h. For the next 24 hours or so, though, residents are advised to be alert for weather effects such as flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts are possible as well.

The forecast for Sunday evening, when the Tiger-Cats face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Tim Hortons Field, shows 0 per cent chance of precipitation and temperatures of 3 to 4 C. With the winds, it will feel like minus-2 C.

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