Heavy rain expected in Windsor-Essex prompts special weather statement

Up to 40 mm of rain is expected in some areas of Windsor-Essex Tuesday, according to Environment Canada.  (Darrin Di Carlo/CBC - image credit)
Up to 40 mm of rain is expected in some areas of Windsor-Essex Tuesday, according to Environment Canada. (Darrin Di Carlo/CBC - image credit)

Significant rainfall is expected in the Windsor-Essex region Tuesday.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton.

Rain will come from the southwest, according to the weather authority, as a low pressure system approaches the region.

Rainfall amounts are estimated to be 20 to 30 mm, but could reach 40 mm in areas that could see a thunderstorm.

Heavy downpours are expected.

Environment Canada warns drivers to take extra time on their commutes.

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