FLOOD ALERT from Morrisburg to Cornwall TUESDAY MAY 2, 2017

FLOOD ALERT from Morrisburg to Cornwall TUESDAY MAY 2, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO– A flood alert is active along the St. Lawrence River from Morrisburg to Cornwall.

Winds of over 50km per hour are driving larger waves as well.

Expect temperature shifts with lows near zero to highs of 18 until Sunday.

Heavy rains have built up water levels in the area with more in the forecast with up to 60mm more rain due from Thursday to Saturday.

10:02 AM EDT Tuesday 02 May 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Cornwall – Lancaster
  • Morrisburg – Long Sault

Local flooding potential along the shores of the St. Lawrence River and over the Thousand Islands area.

Southwesterly winds are expected to gust to 50 km/h this afternoon. evening and tonight along the St. Lawrence River. Given the current high water levels, this may produce local flooding along the shoreline and over the Thousand Islands area.

The threat is expected to decrease Wednesday with winds blowing from a more westerly direction and diminishing.

 

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