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Strong winds, heavy rain, and saturated soil will result in greater risk of erosion and flooding along the Lake Huron shoreline between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday.

In a December 10 release from Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, a strong cold front will be moving through the region Friday evening bringing strong north-westerly winds to the Lake Huron shoreline by Saturday late afternoon. Strong wind gusting between 70 and 90 kilometres per hour are expected and waves are estimated to build to four metres by 6pm, subsiding to two metres by noon Sunday. "Lake Huron water levels have dropped below record highs but remain above the December average," continued the release.

Heavy rain and saturated ground conditions will increase the risk of erosion along the shoreline. While significant shoreline flooding is not anticipated, wave uprush, shoreline erosion and flooding of low-lying areas can be expected. Residents and municipal officials are reminded to stay well back from breaking waves and municipal staff are recommended to monitor problem areas into Sunday morning.