A flood warning has been issued for Mississauga
According to Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), a Low-Pressure System is expected to move into Southern Ontario over the weekend.
The current forecast estimates that 50 to 75 mm of precipitation may fall by Sunday.
In terms of temperatures, they are expected to remain below freezing until Friday before transitioning to above freezing temperatures. They are expected to return to below freezing by Sunday.
While the majority of the precipitation is expected to be rain, there is a possibility of 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 may generate high runoff along watercourses in the area.
The occurrence of flooding along the Credit River and its major tributaries is possible.
High wind conditions may also occur on Sunday as the system moves out of Southern Ontario.
Flooding and erosion conditions may occur along the shorelines of Lake Ontario, depending on wind and wave directions.
Local streams, rivers, and shorelines could become dangerous as a result, especially in the vicinity of bridges, culverts and dams.
The public should stay away from all watercourses, especially children and pets.
CVC will continue to monitor weather and water levels in the watershed.
This Watershed Conditions Statement for Flood Outlook will be in effect through Mon-Jan-13-2020, or until further notice.
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