Heavy rainfall expected across Central Ontario, with 30 to 50 mm possible

UPDATE 5 p.m. Thursday: The special weather statement has ended for Simcoe County.

If you were hoping for a hot summer day, you will have to put those ideas on hold.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement as of 6:31 a.m. Thursday with thunderstorms and showers expected to roll through for parts of our region, bringing some heavy rainfall.

Environment Canada says 30 to 50 millimetres of rain is possible by the end of the day, and there could be isolated areas that exceed 50 millimetres.

The agency issued warnings for Barrie, Innisfil, Orillia, Midland, Collingwood, and surrounding areas.

Grey Bruce and York Region are also under a similar special weather statement.