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April showers freezing cold this weekend; nuisance flooding, power outages possible

Mother Nature may pack a wintry punch this weekend with rain, freezing rain and ice and some snow sprinkled in for what many hope will be her last cold blast of this spring.

Quinte Conservation notes expected precipitation may cause nuisance flooding and ponding in low-lying areas this weekend and into the beginning of next week.

“Lakes and rivers will see an increase in water levels, however flooding is not expected,” said Terry Murphy, general manager. “Although residents along rivers and lakes will see an increase in water levels, flooding on major waterways is not expected. It is important that residents make sure their sump pumps are in good working condition.”

Wind and temperatures below freezing (at 0 but feeling like -7) Saturday morning could change rain to freezing rain and ice pellets with snow mixed in.

Precipitation is forecast to range from freezing drizzle to more ice pellets Saturday evening and persists well into Sunday before changing back to rain.

Ice build up of 10 to 20 mm is possible by Sunday and combined with gusty wind up to 40 to 60 km/h, could result in power outages and fallen tree limbs.

Monday is expected to be 4C with rain, Tuesday 3C with rain. The sun is promised by forecasters for Wednesday, but with a chance of showers. The high of the week is set for next Friday – expected to be a mainly sunny day at 7C.

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  1. Emily says:

    When you plow in all the storm drains it’s best to have a crew opening them up.

  2. Chuck says:

    Lovely spring!!With the heavy rain now coming, what a mess it will be.

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