Environment Canada: Rainfall warning in effect for Kingston and area

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Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Kingston and the area as of 3:22 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019.

The warning is issued for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton and Sandbanks Park areas, and predicts a significant rainfall.

“Rain, heavy at times, is expected to start tonight and then will continue Friday and Friday night,” the warning reads. “Rainfall amounts of 30 to 60 mm are likely by Saturday morning. Rain is likely Saturday as well, although additional amounts appear to be less than 10 mm.”

This rainfall is the result of several low pressure systems tracking over the region from the Southern Plains States, according to Environment Canada.

As the ground is already near saturation, it has little ability to absorb further rainfall. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

“If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Campers should move away from low-lying areas,” Environment Canada said.

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