Stratford News Rain and warmer temperatures to cause minor flooding SHARE ON: Patrick Grapes, staff Wednesday, Mar. 26th, 2014 The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority says the spring snow melt has finally arrived. That means we can expect some flooding. Warmer temperatures and rain are in the forecast for the rest of the week and into next. The UTRCA says it isn’t expecting serious flooding, however low lying areas that usually experience flooding this time of year will be under water.