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

A special weather statement has been issued for Waterloo region, Guelph and area saying remnants of Hurricane Beryl could bring heavy rainfall Wednesday and Thursday.

Or maybe not.

"Confidence in the track of the weather system and associated rainfall amounts is low at this point," the special weather statement issued Monday afternoon says.

"Although confidence in the exact track of the weather system is low, these types of systems in the past have given very high rainfall rates in torrential downpours."

The statement says torrential downpours of 20 to 40 mm per hour could happen, as could localized rainfall totals in excess of 50 mm.

"Rainfall warnings may be issued as confidence in the track of the system increases," the statement said.

The forecast for this area is calling for:

  • Tuesday: 30 C with a mix of sun and cloud and a 30 per cent chance of showers with a risk of a thunderstorm.

  • Wednesday: 21 C, cloudy with a 70 per cent chance of showers.

  • Thursday: 25 C, cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers.

  • Friday: 27 C with a mix of sun and cloud.

Beryl made landfall on the Texas coast early Monday and weakened to a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Centre.

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 battered Mexico, Grenada and Jamaica.