Credit Valley Conservation advises that Environment Canada is forecasting severe thunderstorms this afternoon into evening bringing localized heavy rainfall amounts in the range of 40-50mm within an hour. The chance of thunderstorms continues for Wednesday with possible rainfall amounts in the 5-10mm range. Showers with the risk of thunderstorms also forecasted for Friday in the 5-15mm range.
Flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries are not expected. However, intense rainfall associated with thunderstorms may result in flooding of small headwater and urban areas. Some 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 will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Flood Outlook will be in effect through Friday July 16, 2021 or until further notice.
To view current watershed conditions, please visit the CVC's real-time monitoring website.