Environment Canada Calling For Heavy Rain

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Environment Canada Calling For Heavy Rain

It may be safe to say you’ll need an umbrella over the next few days.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement calling for heavy rain potential in the central interior and northeastern B.C. through Tuesday. The regions of Prince George, Williston, MacGregor, northern Cariboo, B.C. Peace River and Fort Nelson may be expected to receive significant rainfall amounts.

In the statement, Environment Canada says the precipitation is due to an upper low pressure system gradually drifting across the middle of the province over the next 48 hours and reaching western Alberta by Monday. Due to a great deal of uncertainty among its computer models, the meteorological service is forecasting a wide range of rainfall amounts. An increased amount of rain, possibly as a result of  heavy downpours from thunderstorms, is likely to affect these regions through Tuesday.

Environment Canada is predicting the affected communities could receive anywhere between 25 and 75 millimetres of total rainfall by Tuesday.

UPDATE: Environment Canada has since ended the special weather statement.


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