Significant rainfall for greater Kawarthas region Monday night into Tuesday

Showers and isolated thunderstorms will move across region with total rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm expected

Car on flooded road during heavy rain

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for significant rainfall for all of the greater Kawarthas region from Monday night (June 6) into Tuesday.

The special weather statement is in effect for Peterborough County, Kawarthas Lakes, and Northumberland and Hastings counties, with a rainfall warning in effect for Haliburton County.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms will move across the region as a cold front approaches from the west. Rain, at times heavy, is expected, with total rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm expected. In Haliburton County, rainfall amounts of 50 to 60 mm are expected.

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Locally higher amounts are also possible in areas that receive thunderstorms.

The precipitation is forecast to end on Tuesday as a cold front moves through.

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

There is some uncertainty with the track and timing of this cold front that will move across the area. Hence exact timing and total rainfall amounts are subject to change.