After a few seasonal and clear days across southern Ontario, residents are bracing for a wet weekend ahead.
“Starting on Friday, clouds will roll into the region and temperatures will start to cool,” says Danya Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “And by Saturday, most of the province will be seeing some sort of precipitation.”
Between 20 and 30 mm of rain is possible for parts of southern Ontario and that has conservation authorities on high alert.
The Toronto and Region Conservation has issued a High Water Safety Bulletin ahead of the rainfall expected this weekend. The Greater Toronto Area will see prolonged rainfall on Saturday. The alert will be in effect through Sunday.
A similar advisory was issued for an area north of Belleville with the potential for flooding in low-lying areas.
High water levels can put people's safety at risk and officials suggest to stay away from any dams and banks of rivers and creeks.
While residents in the south deal with heavy rain, places farther north could be digging out of snow. Environment Canada says the snow is expected to pick up in the Thunder Bay area overnight on Friday, with the bulk of it falling through the day on Saturday. Between 10 and 20 cm of snow is possible before the system moves out.