Flood Watch in Effect for Mississauga

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Heavy rainfall could cause some flooding in Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation says. 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says that rainfall of up to 25 mm is forecasted over parts of southcentral Ontario for today and tomorrow with highest amounts forecasted along the western shores of Lake Ontario.

Strong thunderstorms are also in the forecast and may bring an additional 25 to 50 mm to localized areas.

The humidex today is expected to reach the high thirties (30s) before dropping down to the mid-teens by early this evening with the passage of a cold front.

These conditions are ideal for the development of severe thunderstorms.

While flooding along the Credit River and its main tributaries are not expected, heavy downpour associated with thunderstorms could result in flooding of urbanized areas. Local streams, rivers, and shorelines could become hazardous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams.

People should stay away from watercourses and take care to ensure their children and pets stay away as well. 

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