The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that warmer weather and rain is forecast for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Daytime highs for Wednesday are expected to climb to 8 degrees and will remain above freezing overnight. Currently the forecast is calling for 25-35 mm of precipitation, mostly rain, for Wednesday through Thursday.
While widespread flooding is not expected, the possibility for flooding in various low-lying areas of the watershed exists due to the expected rainfall and melting of the snow pack. There is also the potential for ice breakup in some areas as a result of these increased flows. Ice jams may be possible in some of the watercourses.
Watercourses will be flowing higher than normal causing local streams and rivers to become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.
This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
For further information, contact duty officer Philip Thase at 905-895-1281.