Flood watch upgraded for parts of SD&G

In this undated file photo, a farmer's field is flooded on County Road 15, south of Avonmore, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

FINCH – One of the region’s conservation authorities says “flooding is expected” late this week for portions of Dundas County and North Stormont.

The South Nation Conservation Authority upgraded its flood watch warning system Wednesday as 30-40 millimeters (1.18-1.57 inches) of rain are expected Thursday through Saturday.

In addition to the rain, making matters worse is the ground has already soaked up as much water as it can take, plus rivers are flowing above average for this time of year.

“Flooding is expected in low lying areas,” SNC said.

The flood watch is in effect until Tuesday.

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority, which covers Cornwall, Glengarry County and part of Stormont County, still has a lower-level flood outlook advisory in effect – the same level as it was a month ago.