The South Nation Conservation Authority is advising that a significant weather system is forecast to cross the province over the weekend and into next week. Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting 20 to40 mm of rain starting Monday, February 19 through Wednesday, February 21. In addition, above-freezing temperatures are forecast starting Sunday, February 18.
Water levels across the jurisdiction are at normal conditions. The amount of snow on the landscape is normal for this time of year in most areas.
The forecast precipitation and associated snow-melt are likely to produce high water levels and possible nuisance flooding.
Residents are advised to exercise caution when near rivers as the forecast weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery river banks. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.
This statement is in effect until Friday, February 23, 2018.