News SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT: HEAVY RAINS SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Wednesday, Mar. 13th, 2019 flickr photo Special weather statement in effect for: Blind River – Thessalon Espanola – Killarney Manitoulin Island Mild temperatures and potentially heavy rain tonight. Rainfall amounts in the 15 to 25 mm range are expected by early Friday morning. A few isolated thunderstorms are also possible tonight. The heavy rain will combine with mild temperatures near 7 degrees Celsius to produce potentially significant snowmelt and localized ponding on streets and other low lying areas.