VIDEO: Flood Watch Extended With Wind Expected to Become Strong

A Flood Watch is extended until noon Thursday by the Essex Region Conservation Authority.

It's for the shoreline areas along Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and the Detroit River, as well as tributaries.

Back-to-back wind events are expected in the forecast starting with wind out of the north northeast on Tuesday followed by significant wind out of the northeast on Wednesday.

According to the United States Army Corps of Engineers, both Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie have started the month of May with water levels above their respective record high monthly average water levels for May set in 1986.

The wind expected tomorrow is similar to Friday and could lead to flooding concerns from Goose Bay around to the Lake St. Clair shoreline through Lakeshore.

It will also potentially impact flood control dikes in the Southeast Leamington Area. 

The lower portions of the Marentette Beach Road dike that provides protection for the inland Marentette dike has sustained damage from recent storms.

On Wednesday the wind shifts more to the northeast and builds to a sustained 30 km/h with gusts to 40 km/h for a sustained period of time.

The wind is expected to ease off Thursday.