FILE - Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Red Deer and central Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FILE - Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Red Deer and central Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Rainfall warning for Red Deer and central Alberta

40 to 60 mm of rain in the forecast

Red Deer and parts of central Alberta can expect to see 40 to 60 mm of rain today before it tapers off Friday morning.

Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning on Thursday because heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

People should also watch out for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Counties impacted include Red Deer, Lacombe, Stettler and Ponoka.

In Red Deer there’s a risk of thunderstorms during the day and evening. Wind gusts over night will increase to 50 to 70 km/h.



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