News Heavy rainfall in weekend forecast SHARE ON: Stu Campaigne, staff Friday, Jun. 14th, 2019 Environment has issued a special weather statement. (diego_torres, pixabay.com) Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, in effect for North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa, West Nipissing and French River. Moderate to heavy rain is possible later tonight into Saturday and total rainfall of 25 to 40 millimetres is possible by the time the rain comes to an end Saturday afternoon or evening. Localized flooding in low-lying areas will be possible given the saturated antecedent conditions. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.