Heavy rain expected across entire Kawarthas region Monday into Tuesday

Showers will become heavy overnight Sunday with rainfall amounts from 20 to 75 mm possible before rain ends Tuesday evening

Car on flooded road during heavy rain

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the entire Kawarthas region for heavy rain on Monday (August 7) into Tuesday.

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

Scattered showers are expected on Sunday night and will become heavy at times overnight. Showers should diminish through Monday morning before another round of heavy rain, likely with thunderstorms, arrives Monday afternoon.

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Moderate showers are then expected to continue into Tuesday before coming to an end Tuesday evening.

Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm are expected in southern Peterborough County, Kawartha Lakes, and western Northumberland County, with 30 to 50 mm expected in northern Peterborough County, Haliburton County, and Hastings Highlands, and 50 to 75 mm expected in eastern Northumberland County. However, higher amounts can not be ruled out.

Environment Canada may issue rainfall warnings if required.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Heavy rainfall in combination with other weather factors, such as hail, wind and lightning will make outdoor activities unsafe.