Rainfall warning in effect for entire Kawarthas region Wednesday

Remnants of Hurricane Beryl could bring 40-60 mm of rain with torrential downpours at times

Heavy rain coming out of a downspout. (Stock photo0

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the entire Kawarthas region for Wednesday (July 10).

The rainfall warning is in effect for Peterborough County, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, southern Haliburton County, and Hastings Highlands.

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl will bring periods of heavy rainfall, with embedded torrential downpours, to the region beginning Wednesday morning.

Although confidence in the exact track of the weather system remains somewhat uncertain, these type of systems in the past have given very high rainfall rates in torrential downpours.

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Torrential downpours could bring 20 to 40 mm of rain per hour at times, with rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 mm expected.

Rainfall amounts will likely be highly variable across the region, and some areas may receive in excess of 60 mm.

Conditions should improve on Thursday.

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