Remnants of Hurricane Beryl may bring heavy rainfall to Kawarthas region by Wednesday

Although exact track of weather system is still unclear, torrential downpours with rainfall rates of 20 to 40 mm per hour are possible

Car on flooded road during heavy rain

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the entire Kawarthas region for the potential heavy rainfall on Wednesday (July 10) and Thursday due to the remnants of Hurricane Beryl.

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

Hurricane Beryl is currently passing over Texas and is expected to continue on a northward trajectory inland towards the northeast U.S. and transition into a post-tropical cyclone. Heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of the storm may affect portions of southern Ontario beginning late Tuesday night or early Wednesday, and may persist into Thursday.

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Although confidence in the exact track of the weather system and associated rainfall amounts is low at this point, these types of systems in the past have given very high rainfall rates in torrential downpours.

Based on past storms, torrential downpours giving rainfall rates of 20 to 40 mm per hour at times are possible, with localized rainfall totals possibly well in excess of 50 mm.

Rainfall warnings may be issued as confidence in the track of the system increases.