4:59 AM MDT Friday 20 July 2018 Rainfall warning in effect for:
Athabasca Co. near Wandering River
M.D. of Big Lakes near Driftpile Faust and Kinuso
M.D. of Big Lakes near Enilda and Joussard
M.D. of Big Lakes near Hilliard's Bay Prov. Park and Big Point
M.D. of Lesser Slave River near Marten Beach
M.D. of Lesser Slave River near Slave Lake and Saulteaux
M.D. of Lesser Slave River near Smith and Fawcett Lake
M.D. of Opportunity near Calling and Rock Island Lakes
Rain, at times heavy, is expected.
A slow-moving low pressure system is slated to affect areas surrounding the Swan Hills on Friday. The greatest accumulations are expected to form over the Swan Hills today and heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to begin in the areas surrounding the Swan Hills on this afternoon.
Current guidance is indicating that near the Swan Hills accumulations will in the 60-80 mm range however accumulations of this nature may be localized due to thunderstorms.
Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts. Heavy rainfall in combination with other weather factors, such as hail, wind and lightning will make outdoor activities unsafe.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.