Milder temperatures and messy mixed storms on the way for Muskoka
As we get closer to spring we could be in for some messy weather in Muskoka.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Geoff Coulson says February could end with milder than normal temperatures, which would continue into March. But, he says wet weather is also expected for the next few weeks.
Coulson says while this rain may not break down the snowpack significantly, there is a concern about ice jams forming on rivers. Ice jams happen when large chunks of ice break free and build-up in rivers, bottlenecking the flow and causing the water to flood onto the nearby land.
Coulson says the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will release details if ice jams and flooding are expected.