Periods of rain and mild temperatures are in the forecast for today.

Environment Canada says a special weather statement for Kapuskasing, Hearst and Smooth Rock Falls in effect regarding the expected rainfall.

The weather agency says 10 to 20 millimetres of rain is expected by the time things end Friday morning.

Environment Canada says rain combined with mild temperatures around six degrees Celsius could significantly melt the snow and create pooling on streets and low lying areas.

The weather agency says the rain and temperatures are due to a strong Colorado low coming through Northern Ontario.