Heavy rain for the Kawarthas on Monday night

35 to 45mm of rain will be accompanied by thunderstorms

Heavy rain coming out of a downspout

Environment Canada has just issued a special weather statement for most of the Kawarthas — including Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Northumberland — for heavy rain on Monday night (June 24).

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develop this evening and then sweep across the area late this evening and tonight.

Locally heavy rainfall accumulations of 35 to 45 mm will be possible with these thunderstorms before they move out of the area late tonight.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas will be possible as a result of the rain.