Rainfall & Wind Warnings In Southern Manitoba

Rainfall  & Wind Warnings

WINNIPEG - Rainfall and wind warnings have been issued in most areas in southern Manitoba.

A Colorado low will bring up to 70 millimetres of rain with a wind gusting to 100 kilometres per hour.

Infrastructure minister Doyle Piwniuk says people on lakes should brace for 1.5 metre high waves.

Environment Canada has issued the following rainfall warning for Winnipeg:

Heavy rain continues.

An intense low pressure system continues to spread showers over portions of southern Manitoba overnight and into Tuesday.

Many areas have already experienced 30 to 50 mm of rainfall but an additional 20 to 30 mm of rain is still expected.

The heavy rain will become lighter this morning and eventually exit the region by this evening.

Strong northerly winds gusting 80 to 90 km/h will also accompany the heavy rain, making outdoor activities unsafe.

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.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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