At least 10 tornadoes were reported at various sites near Ottawa, where nine homes were heavily damaged, according to local media reports. Weather Service meteorologist Lindsay Pearson said conditions will remain dangerous and that the wet weather will “weigh on folks and make things wet and miserable through the week and weekend.”
But the bad weather is not only grounded flights across the country, after heavy snow reduced visibility in parts of Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan, and left more than 10,000 passengers delayed or stuck at airports.
Weather warnings have been issued throughout the continent, from Arizona to the Carolinas, where the National Weather Service said southwest winds could reach up to 70 mph.
Meanwhile, a winter storm system still pummeling Atlanta has been predicted to move into a Gulf Coast corridor by Thursday. By then, it is expected to bring between a foot and 3 feet of snow to parts of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Arkansas, while heavy rain and flooding could affect eastern Kentucky and southeast Tennessee.