The Surface Water Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry advises that an intense low-pressure system will reach Southern Ontario Friday night. Rain and freezing rain totals ranging from 40 to 65mm is expected Saturday and Sunday.
Heavy precipitation, melting of snow and frozen ground conditions could generate high runoff along all watercourses in the area. Flooding may occur along the Credit River, its tributaries and tributaries draining directly to Lake Ontario.
Strong winds could gust over 100 km/hour on Sunday morning as the low-pressure system moving through and out of Southern Ontario. Depending on wind and wave direction, flooding and erosion 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. This Flood Watch will be updated by 2pm on Tue-Jan-14-2020.
To view current watershed conditions, visit our real-time monitoring website: