Flooding in London amid special weather statement for weekend

As much as 25 to 50 millimetres of rain could fall for much of Southern Ontario including London-Middlessex.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the region due to the significant rainfall.

Greenhills Golf Club is experiencing significant flooding on the course.

Some fairways and tees are under water with water halfway up benches.

Rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 millimetres are likely by Saturday as a series of low pressure systems from the Southern Plains states affect Southern Ontario, the agency says.

Although the ground is no longer frozen, it will still have a limited ability to absorb the rainfall, according to Environment Canada which says some ponding of water is possible in low-lying areas.

If the rainfall hits 50 millimetres within 24 hours that would warrant a rainfall warning, but it is not expected to be reached in general.

Rain is expected to ease in time for the Easter Bunny's journey on Easter Sunday morning, the agency says.