The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority is reminding residents to use extreme caution near streams, rivers, ditches, and ponds as rising temperatures and heavy rainfall is expected to cause water levels to rise.
On Tuesday, UTRCA issued a release warning that while no serious flooding is anticipated, fast-moving water and thin, unstable ice will create dangerous conditions over the next few days.
Roughly 25mm to 40mm of rainfall is expected by the end of Thursday, when the temperature is forecast to reach +6C.
“We expect peak flows in the Upper Thames watershed to develop during the day on Wednesday and continue into Thursday, as the flows move downstream,” said Mark Helsten, UTRCA Senior Water Resources Engineer.
“There may be a second peak on Thursday and into Friday due to additional rain forecast Wednesday night and Thursday. Water levels will stay elevated over the weekend into early next week.”
More seasonal temperatures below freezing are expected to return Friday.