News Heavy rain and mild temperatures in forecast SHARE ON: Stu Campaigne, staff Wednesday, Mar. 13th, 2019 File photo by Stu Campaigne Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for West Nipissing and North Bay. The national meteorological service is reporting mild temperatures and potentially heavy rain Thursday and Thursday night. Periods of rain, heavy at times, are forecasted to begin Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts in the 15 to 25 mm range are expected by late Thursday evening. A few isolated thunderstorms are also possible Thursday afternoon. The heavy rain will combine with mild temperatures near 7 C to produce potentially significant snowmelt and localized ponding on streets and other low lying areas. The heavy rain and mild temperatures are associated with a strong Colorado low that will transition across northern Ontario Thursday through Thursday night. 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.