A Special Weather Statement Issued for Mississauga

Published February 19, 2018 at 11:54 pm


First it’s a deep freeze, then it thaws out.

And now this.

The weather statements and advisories have been popping up in abundance lately, but it’s always good to be aware.

Your Tuesday morning commute out of Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills, Brampton, and Mississauga is predicted to be affected.

Significant rainfall is predicted into Wednesday, according to a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada on Monday at 5:41 p.m. 

Several rounds of rain are forecast beginning Monday evening.

Rainfall amounts of 10 to 20 mm are likely by Tuesday morning.

“This is below Environment Canada’s criterion for rainfall warning when the ground is frozen,” the statement reads.

“This rainfall, along with snowmelt due to very mild temperatures, may result in ponding of water in poorly drained areas.”

Occasional showers are expected Tuesday and Tuesday night along with record-breaking temperatures more typical of April.

“This wet, record mild spell is attributed to a series of low pressure systems moving along a warm front draped across the lower Great Lakes,” the statement continues.

“A final band of rain is likely along a cold front on Wednesday, bringing the rain to an end. However, multi-day rainfall totals in the 20 to 30 mm range are likely in some areas.”

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