A special weather statement has been issued in Chatham-Kent, as isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon into this evening.

Environment Canada officials say several rounds of showers will move through the area this afternoon and this evening bringing general rainfall amounts of 10 mm.

“However embedded isolated thunderstorms may boost local rainfall totals into the 15 to 25 mm range by late this evening,” forecasters say.

“The ground is still frozen or snow covered, so these local rainfall amounts combined with mild temperatures may cause significant snowmelt or runoff leading to localized ponding on streets and other low lying areas.”

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

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