Rainfall warning in effect for Kawarthas region into New Year’s Eve

Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 35 mm expected by Saturday night

Heavy rain coming out of a downspout. (Stock photo0

After serving up a brutal winter storm over the Christmas long weekend, Mother Nature is literally throwing cold water on New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Peterborough County, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, and Hastings Highlands until Saturday night (December 31).

Periods of rain will ecome heavy at times through Saturday, with total rainfall amounts of 20 to 35 mm.

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Rain is expected to come to an end Saturday night.

The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.

For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office.