Remnants of Hurricane Nicole to soak WC starting Friday

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada says West Carleton will get a good dousing starting tomorrow as the far reaches of Hurricane Nicole touches the Ottawa Valley.

“Significant rainfall possible from the remnants of Hurricane Nicole,” Environment Canada released in a statement today (Nov. 10).

Environment Canada says rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 millimetres is expected with flash flooding and water pooling on roads due to heavy downpours.

“The remnants of Hurricane Nicole are expected to track towards southern Ontario reaching the area Friday (Nov. 11) afternoon,” Environment Canada said. “Heavy rain is expected to result in rainfall totals of 30 to 50 mm with the highest amounts falling Friday evening. Rain is expected to taper to scattered showers Saturday (Nov. 12) morning. Total rainfall amounts are uncertain as the exact path of the remnants of Nicole is somewhat uncertain. Rainfall warnings may be required as the track of this system becomes more certain.”

Expect reduced visibility in heavy rain. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

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