Significant rainfall coming to the Kawarthas on Saturday night

Gusty winds and total rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm possible, with heaviest rain falling overnight Saturday

Heavy rain coming out of a downspout

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for significant rainfall on Saturday night (October 26) for southern areas of the Kawarthas.

This includes Peterborough and Lakefield and southern Peterborough County, the southern Kawartha Lakes including Lindsay, and Northumberland County including Port Hope and Cobourg.

A low pressure system will approach southern Ontario late Saturday, with rain developing over the area on Saturday evening.

Rain, heavy at times, will continue through Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are possible, with the heaviest rain falling overnight Saturday. Gusty easterly winds up to 60 km/h are possible.

Rain will taper to scattered showers by Sunday evening.

Environment Canada does not expect to issue rainfall warnings, but recommends that storm drains are clear of leaves and other debris. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods as well as water pooling on roads.

Local power outages are also possible.