Environment Canada officials say significant rain is on tap to start the Easter Weekend.

A special weather statement has been issued in Chatham-Kent, as total rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 millimetres are likely Good Friday and Saturday as a series of low pressure systems from the Southern Plains states affect Southern Ontario.

“Although the ground is generally no longer frozen, it will still have a limited ability to absorb this rainfall,” forecasters say.

“As a result, some ponding of water is possible in low-lying areas. The rainfall warning criterion of 50 millimetres of rain within 24 hours is not expected to be reached in general. At this point it looks like the rain will end in time for the Easter Bunny’s journey on Easter Sunday morning.”

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