Heavy rain, thunderstorms expected for central Ontario: Environment Canada

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are expected in central Ontario, including Peterborough, beginning Thursday evening.

On Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement that an approaching warm front will create showers and thunderstorms in the region Thursday evening.

“Some of the storms may contain heavy downpours with local rainfall amounts of 15 millimetres in an hour or total amounts near 25 mm possible,” the statement reads

There is also potential for brief and severe wind gusts up to 90 km/h early Friday morning and afternoon as a cold front approaches.

“Given the scattered nature of the band, confidence in high winds gusts occurring in any given locale is low,” the statement reads. “Where these winds develop, power outages would likely occur.”

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