Isolated thunderstorms, heavy rain, and wind gusts forecast for the Kawarthas on Tuesday afternoon

Local rainfall amounts of 20-40 mm in less than an hour along with wind gusts up to 70 km/h

Heavy rain coming out of a downspout. (Stock photo0

Environment Canada has just issued a special weather statement for all of the Kawarthas for Tuesday afternoon and early evening (June 8).

Isolated thunderstorms moving slowly across the region this afternoon will contain brief very heavy downpours. Local rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm in an hour or less are possible along with gusts to 70 km/h.

Sudden very low visibility and ponding of water on poorly drained areas of highways from the downpours may result in difficult driving conditions.

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The showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to end this evening.

The special weather statement is in effect for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings County.