UPDATE Friday, March 15: Special weather statement ENDED for the Parry Sound region.

UPDATE Thursday, March 14th: A Special weather statement remains in effect for the Parry Sound region. Environment Canada says heavy rain along with pooling in low-lying areas could hit the area.

A Special weather statement by Environment Canada is in effect as mild temperatures and potentially heavy rain Thursday and Thursday night are expected for the Parry Sound area.

EC says periods of rain, heavy at times, is forecast to begin Thursday morning.

Between 15 to 25 mm of rain is expected by late Thursday evening as well as a few isolated thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.

The heavy rain will combine with mild temperatures near 7 degrees Celsius to produce potentially significant snowmelt and localized ponding on streets and other low lying areas.

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