Water Safety Statement Just Issued for GTA Cities

If you plan on spending some time outside tonight, you might want to prepare for some potentially wet weather.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) recently announced that the passage of a low pressure system may result in the development of thunderstorms.

The storms could produce isolated downpours of 20 to 30 mm across the watershed, from this evening into tonight.

"As the system traverses the watershed on Friday August 17, widespread rainfall in amounts of 20 to 30 mm is forecasted," CVC says.

"While flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, intense rainfall associated with thunderstorms may result in flooding of small headwater and urban areas. Some sub-watersheds may respond with higher flows and water levels. As a result, local streams and rivers could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses."

CVC says the watershed conditions statement for water safety will be in effect through Saturday August 18 or until further notice.

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