A flood watch has been issued by Lower Trent Conservation.
The forecast of significant precipitation starting today through the weekend is anticipated to bring up to 75 mm of rain mixed with freezing rain for the watershed region.
The public is urged to use extreme caution around all watercourses due to strong currents, cold water temperatures, and slippery stream banks.
Parents and caregivers are advised to keep children away from all waterways.
Areas around dams, culverts and bridges should be avoided at all times.
This Flood Watch will be in effect until Monday, April 16, 2018, and will be updated earlier if conditions warrant.