Significant rainfall expected overnight in Niagara

Heavy RainA special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada calling for a significant amount of rain starting at night on Wednesday, June 19/2019 continuing into Thursday night.

“Precipitation associated with an approaching low-pressure system is expected to impact areas near Lake Erie beginning overnight or early Thursday morning and persisting until Thursday night,” the statement says. “Amounts are expected to be highly variable with this weather system with rainfall amounts of 20 to 50 mm possible.”

“Ponding of water in low-lying areas may occur,” the statement said.