Heavy rainfall douses Ottawa's warm summer weather

Environment Canada has lifted a heavy rainfall warning for eastern Ontario, but rain has soaked and will continue to soak Ottawa and the surrounding area this week.

Rainfall warning lifted by Environment Canada, but rain continues to fall

Ottawa continues to be doused with heavy rainfall even though a warning from Environment Canada was lifted on Wednesday morning.

Between 50 and 70 millimetres was expected to fall eastern Ontario over a 24-hour period.

Umbrellas are decorating Ottawa's streets this week as heavy rainfall continues. (Pawel Dwulit/Canadian Press)
Environment Canada says a slow-moving area of low pressure caused the continuous rainfall, which is expected to subside for a time on Wednesday.

Heavy downpours could cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

There is also a chance of a thunderstorm on Wednesday.

The rain is expected to resume on Wednesday evening and continue overnight into Thursday, with rain continuing intermittently until Saturday.