Rain stock photo. August 1, 2017. (Photo by © Can Stock Photo / chalabala)

Special Weather Statement Issued

A special weather statement is currently in effect for most of Southwestern Ontario.

Environment Canada issued the statement Saturday morning for Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, London, Elgin, and Oxford County.

The statement calls for significant rainfall Saturday night, continuing into Sunday.

According to the weather agency, rainfall could range from 25 to 40 mm. There is also a risk of thunderstorms.