Rainfall warning continued for:
Parry Sound – Muskoka, Ont. (044400)
Haliburton – Minden – Southern Haliburton County, Ont. (044520)
Rainfall amounts of 20 to 35 millimetres are expected combined with melting snow, according to an alert from Environment Canada.
The ground, already near saturation, has little ability to absorb further rainfall. Some areas will begin as snow or ice pellets before changing to rain in the morning. Local snow and ice pellet amounts of 2 centimetres are possible. Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 35 millimetres are possible by Thursday morning.
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.
Flood messaging is in effect for much of Central and Eastern Ontario. For information concerning flooding, consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District Office.
This rainfall is associated with a Texas Low that will track across Southern Ontario Wednesday and Wednesday night.
Special weather statement issued for:
South River – Burk’s Falls, Ont. (044210)
Western Algonquin Park – Lake of Two Rivers, Ont. (044320)
Oxtongue Lake – Fort Irwin – Northern Haliburton County, Ont. (044510)
A messy mix of snow and ice pellets is expected beginning Wednesday morning changing to rain or freezing rain through the day, according to an alert from Environment Canada.
Snow and ice pellets amounts of 2 to 5 centimetres are possible before changing to rain or freezing rain in the afternoon. However, with temperatures expected to remain near the zero degree mark there is uncertainty as to how much precipitation will fall as rain or freezing rain across the area.
Areas of Eastern Ontario including Ottawa may receive some freezing rain Wednesday afternoon followed by rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 millimetres. The higher terrain areas near Algonquin Park are likely to receive significant freezing rain in the afternoon and evening. Warnings may be issued as the event draws closer.
This precipitation is associated with a Texas Low that will track across Southern Ontario Wednesday and Wednesday night.