The weather, currently.
A potentially very active midweek! We have 2 systems that will work together to bring a line of storms across the region. Wednesday morning will be fairly calm, under variable cloudiness, with a wake-up temperature near 17°C. There is a risk of some showers. Our clouds will increase and scattered rain showers with embedded thunderstorms will develop. It is very likely some areas will see severe storms delivering heavy rain, frequent lightning, and damaging winds. The high is 25°C, feeling like 30°C with the humidex. The wind will be from the SW 20-40km and the UV index will be 4 or moderate. Behind the front a push of very cool air, which will keep temperatures in the mid-teens for the rest of the week!
Wednesday night: showers tapering off with some breaks and a low of 12°C.
Side Note: Many schools in the region are participating in outdoor Terry Fox walks - please watch the forecast closely for tomorrow.
What you need to know, currently.
Hurricane Fiona grew even more powerful Tuesday as it left Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, where it just made landfall Monday morning. The hurricane pounded both islands with up to 30 inches of rain, leading to flooding and mudslides, among other destruction.
Flooding has damaged the water system – leaving about 837,000 residents, more than two thirds of the entire island of Puerto Rico, without service.
More than 80% of Puerto Rico remains without power, more than 24 hours after the storm shut down the island’s electrical system. However, Luma Energy, the private consortium overseeing the country’s electric distribution, said it has restored power to almost 300,000 customers, as of Tuesday.
The National Guard has placed 600 soldiers throughout Puerto Rico via rescue operations – so far, emergency responders have rescued about 1,000 people.
In the Dominican Republic, more than 1 million people were left without running water, while 700,000 homes and businesses struggled without power.
Here is a thread of trusted local organizations, if you are looking for places to donate to.
What you can do, currently.