CORNWALL – Preliminary readings collected by Environment Canada show Cornwall has received about half of its monthly rainfall in one day.
Meteorologist Peter Kimbell tells Cornwall Newswatch, a weather observer has measured 39.6 millimeters.
The normal monthly precipitation for April – a combination of rain and snow – is 81 millimeters.
Around the region, Brockville unofficially reported 35 millimeters. There was 42 millimeters in Kemptville, 41 in Kingston and 37 millimeters in Ottawa.
While that rain is on the ground, one of SD&G’s conservation authorities has issued a flood warning. As of 11 a.m., the next 24 hours will be crucial as that water enters the water table causing area rivers to crest.
A rainfall warning has been cancelled as of Friday morning.