Flood Outlook Just Issued for Mississauga and Surrounding Cities

If you plan on spending time outdoors tonight, you should make it a point to avoid local waterways.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) recently announced that possible thunderstorms and accompanying rain could make local rivers and stream more hazardous than usual.

"Alerts from Environment Canada indicate that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain," CVC wrote in its recent flood outlook.

"The threat of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening is associated with a cold front moving across Southern Ontario. Thunderstorms are also possible well in advance of the front. There is a forecasted rainfall of up to 50mm associated with these thunderstorms which may result in the flooding of small headwater and urban areas.

CVC says that flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, but some watersheds may respond with higher flows and water levels.

As a result, local streams and rivers could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams.

Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.

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