Fort St. John City officials are still keeping a close eye on the weekend rain forecast, but have decided to let their guard down slightly after discussions with Environment Canada.
Mayor Bruce Lantz says the City has been in close contact with both Environment Canada and the Provincial Emergency Program. Lantz says although the forecast has been changing throughout the week, the weather authority is only predicting 15 millimetres of rain on Friday and another ten on Saturday, which the sewer system is more than capable of handling.
He says the City was anticipating having vac trucks and workers on standby throughout the weekend, but since the majority is expected to fall on Friday, it seems unlikely City workers will need to work through the weekend.
The newest Environment Canada map shows the majority of rain will fall in the South Peace and potentially hit hardest around Grande Prairie, Alta.
However, he does add City officials will still be in contact with provincial officials and Environment Canada Friday morning to review any weather updates or warnings.