UPDATE 2 Friday, April 19th, 5:00 pm: An Environment Canada rainfall warning has been lifted for the Parry Sound area.

UPDATE: A Rainfall WARNING from Environment Canada continues for the Parry Sound area. The region could get between 25 to 50mm by the end of Friday.

Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for the Parry Sound area including the Town of Parry Sound, Rosseau, and Killbear Park.

The agency says it’s expecting periods of heavy rainfall to hit the region.

Because the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall, localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rain is forecast to develop Wednesday evening or overnight and continue for the remainder of the work week.

The heaviest rain is expected Thursday afternoon and evening.

The region could get total rainfall amounts of between 30 to 50 mm by Friday morning.

The rain will continue Friday with an additional 20 to 30 mm of rainfall possible before tapering to scattered showers Friday night.

This rainfall is the result of a Colorado Low that will track over Northeastern Ontario on Thursday.

Environment Canada advises not to approach washouts near rivers, creeks, and culverts. and especially keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.

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