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FORT NELSON, B.C. – A heavy rainfall warning issued for the Fort Nelson area has been continued this morning.

Environment Canada says that bands of rain will move across the region, with the heaviest rain expected to fall along the Alaska Highway near Sikanni Chief, moving north towards Fort Nelson later this morning. According to the rainfall warning, between 30 and 50 mm of rain is expected to fall across the region by tonight. Heavy downpours could cause water to pool on roads, reduce visibility, and even cause flash flooding. The rainfall warning was originally issued just after 11:00 AM on Sunday.

Read the full warning below:

Issued at 2016-07-04 11:47 UTC by Environment Canada:
Rainfall warning continued for:
Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)

Current details:
Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Bands of rain will affect pars of the Fort Nelson region over the next 24 hours. The heaviest rain will initially be along the Alaska Highway near Sikani Chief. By early Monday morning, the rain will reach Fort Nelson. Local heavy downpours are also possible near thunderstorms. Totals varying from 30 to 50 mm are expected before the rain tapers off Monday night.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email or tweet reports to #BCStorm in British Columbia and #YKStorm in Yukon.

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