Flooding rain and severe thunderstorm warning in effect in Mississauga, Brampton

Published August 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm

There is a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

At 7:18 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a dangerous thunderstorm capable of producing flooding rain.

This severe thunderstorm is located over Brampton and southern Caledon region and is nearly stationary.

Radar indicates that some areas have already received near 100 mm of rain from these thunderstorm.

There can be heavy rainfall that can be up to 50 mm per hour.

Total rainfall in excess of 120 mm will be possible for areas of north Brampton and southern Caledon region.

This region has already received significant rainfall from a storm situated over the region on Saturday.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Rapidly rising rivers and creeks can sweep away bridges, culverts, buildings, and people.

Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

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