Heavy rainfall expected tonight across Central Alberta

Heavy rain is being forecast for much of Central Alberta in the next 24 hours.

Heavy rain is being forecast for much of Central Alberta in the next 24 hours.

An Environment Canada alert says Red Deer, Ponoka, Innisfail and Stettler should expect heavy rain tonight and Friday.

A low pressure system is sitting over southeastern British Columbia this afternoon and will move eastward over the next 24 hours. This low pressure system will bring with it rain, which will begin tonight and will be heavy at times on Friday.

Total rainfall of 30 to 40 mm is expected by Friday evening.

The main axis of heavy rain will extend from Rocky Mountain House to Olds to Drumheller to Oyen.

Central Albertans should also expect wind gusts up to 60 km/h on Friday afternoon.

Rainfall warnings are issued by Environment Canada when 50 mm of rain or more is expected to fall in 24 hours or less.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended. Go to www.weather.gc.ca.

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