Waterways Could Become Dangerous This Long Weekend in Mississauga
Residents are being warned to exercise caution near local waterways due to the possibility of some flooding over the upcoming Easter long weekend.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) says the Surface Water Monitoring Centre of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is forecasting 30 to 60 mm of rain over the next few days with higher amounts possible in isolated areas.
Today, 15-30 mm of rain is expected. The same amount is expected on Friday into Saturday.
CVC says thunderstorms are also possible and may produce an additional 5 to 10 mm of rain in isolated areas.
Temperatures will range from single digits to the upper-teens.
CVC says that while most local watercourses have recovered from the rain that fell over over the past weekend, some minor flooding in low-lying areas along the Credit River and its major tributaries may occur with the forecasted rain.
Heavy downpours associated with thunderstorms may cause flooding in highly urbanized areas. Local streams and rivers may become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams.
CVC says the public is advised to stay away from all watercourses.
The watershed conditions statement for flood outlook will be in effect through Monday, Apr. 22, or until further notice.