A Low Pressure System is expected to move into Southern Ontario over the weekend. The current forecast is estimating that 50 to 75 mm of precipitation may fall by Sunday. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing until Friday then transitioning to above freezing temperatures and returning to below freezing by Sunday. The majority of the precipitation is expected to be rain with potential periods of freezing rain and ice pellets when the temperatures are near the freezing mark.
The precipitation, melting of the snow and frozen ground conditions could generate high runoff along all watercourses in the area. Flooding along the Credit River and its major tributaries may occur.
High wind conditions may occur on Sunday as the system moves out of the Southern Ontario. Depending on wind and wave directions, flooding and erosion conditions may occur along the shorelines of Lake Ontario.
As a result, local streams, rivers, and shorelines could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. The public should be warned to stay away from all watercourses, especially children and pets.
CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Flood Outlook will be in effect through Mon-Jan-13-2020, or until further notice.
To view current watershed conditions, please visit our real-time monitoring website: https://cvc.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/