Heavy rain expected for Oakville, Burlington, and Milton this weekend


According to a report from Conservation Halton, approximately 50 to 75 mm of rain is expected for the region.

Rain is expected for much of Friday, and increase overnight into Saturday.

Additionally, due to temperatures dropping Saturday night, freezing rain and ice pellets are also a possibility.

According to the report, widespread flooding is not currently anticipated.

Further, ice cover within local watercourses is minimal at this time and the risk of ice jam flooding is considered low.

However, fast-flowing water and flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should be on alert.

As well, Conservation Halton is urging all residents and children to keep a safe distance from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams, as the cold temperatures, elevated water levels, fast-flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks will make these locations extremely dangerous.

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