FLOOD WATCH: Plenty of rain on the way tonight

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CORNWALL, Ontario - Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement ahead of a Monday night rainstorm that could lead to flooding in the Cornwall area.

South Nation Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch and said in a release all of its indicators suggest "above-normal" water conditions exist in its system and the remaining snowpack is laden with water content.

"Residents are advised to stay away from rivers as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows, cause slippery river banks, and weaken ice cover," South Nation said.

Environment Canada is forecasting as much as 25 mm of rain for the Cornwall area beginning Monday night.

While South Nation indicated severe flooding is unlikely, so-called "nuisance" flooding is possible in low-lying areas.

Organizations: Environment Canada, South Nation Conservation Authority

Geographic location: CORNWALL, South Nation, Ontario

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