Rainfall Warning Continues For Winnipeg

Rainfall Warning In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Weather warnings continue across southern Manitoba including the following Environment Canada rainfall warning for Winnipeg;

Significant rain with total amounts reaching 30 to 50 mm continues for southern Manitoba this weekend.

Steady rain has given way to bands of showers with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. More showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop through the night, with additional amounts of 10 to 20 mm between this evening and Sunday morning.

Rain will begin to change over to snow beginning this evening near the Saskatchewan border. This changeover to snow will progress eastwards through the night and Sunday, accompanied by a strong north wind gusting to 70 or 80 km/h and falling temperatures. Only minor accumulations of up to 5 cm are expected as much of the snow will melt on contact. The last of the precipitation will taper off Sunday evening as the system departs the area.

This much rainfall over frozen or saturated ground may lead to localized flooding including basements, underpasses, and the like. For larger scale overland flooding risks, please consult the provincial flood forecast.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow, fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away.

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