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Rainfall Warning Issued For Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-Rainfall with embedded torrential downpours is expected Wednesday through Thursday as Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for our area.

Rainfall totals of 40 to 60 mm, with locally higher amounts possible. Torrential downpours giving rainfall rates of 20 to 40 mm per hour at times beginning Wednesday morning, and ending Thursday.

Periods of heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Beryl will affect the area 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. Rainfall amounts will likely be highly variable across the region, and some areas may receive in excess of 60 mm. Conditions should improve Thursday.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

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