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Special weather statement issued for southern Ontario ahead of rainy weekend

Plenty of rain and high winds are expected to roll into southern Ontario on Saturday. Global News

TORONTO – It’s going to be a cool and soggy weekend.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement calling for significant rain on Saturday and Sunday.

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The culprit is a low pressure system moving northeast from the United States. The system is expected to bring persistent rain, spreading from west to east across southern Ontario beginning Saturday afternoon.

The rain is expected to last into Sunday with the chance of some isolated thunderstorms.

Regions from Windsor through to the Golden Horseshoe could receive between 30 and 60 mm.

And it gets even better: along with the rain, the wind is expected to blow in on Saturday with gusts in the 50 to 70 km/h range.

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Temperatures will also be somewhat cooler with highs near 16 C.

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