Showers and thunderstorms across the Kawarthas on Thursday

Rainfall warning issued for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland

Cars in heavy rain

On Thursday morning (July 8), Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for all of Ontario, including the Kawarthas, for heavy rainfall on Thursday.

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to move across the province on Thursday.

Some of these showers and thunderstorms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm. Isolated amounts exceeding 50 mm will also be possible in some locations.

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On Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada also issued a rainfall warning for Peterborough County, the City of Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County, with rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 mm possible by early Thursday evening.

Affected locations include Peterborough, Cobourg, Port Hope, and Trent Hills.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.