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Weather Forecast: Environment Canada is forecasting major winter storm late this week into the holiday weekend. Precipitation may begin as rain or snow late Thursday before possibly transitioning to rain in many areas by early Friday. Temperatures are expected to plummet on Friday leading to a potential flash freeze for locations that receive rainfall.

Rainfall amounts up to 25 mm are expected by Friday afternoon, followed by approximately 10 cm of snow by end of evening. 

Environmental Conditions: Water runoff and flows may increase in the coming days due to expected precipitation and melting snow.

Risks: Forecasted rainfall may produce higher water levels and possible nuisance flooding in low-lying areas across the jurisdiction. Unstable ice conditions may also result from higher flows.

ACTION: Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution when near rivers and waterbodies as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery conditions. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.

Duration: This water safety statement is in effect until December 28, 2022 at 5 PM or until an update has been issued.

SNC monitors the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jason Symington, Water Resources Specialist – Engineering, 1-877-984-2948,

Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory.