Rainfall and Freezing Rain warning issued for Muskoka

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Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall warning as well as a Freezing Rain Warning for;

Bracebridge - Gravenhurst- Huntsville - Baysville - Port Carling - Port Severn - Town of Parry Sound - Rosseau - Killbear Park

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations.

Rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

A moisture laden low from Texas will bring a significant rainfall to Central Ontario Saturday, with 20 to 40 mm of rain expected over most of the area.

Since the ground is frozen, the winter rainfall warning criterion of 25 mm in 24 hours is being met.

The rain is expected to change over to freezing rain Saturday afternoon.

For information concerning flooding, please consult your local conservation authority or Ontario ministry of natural resources and forestry district office.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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