Rainfall warning continues; region could see 70 mm of rain

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada says Fort Nelson, Peace River North and South could see up to 70 mm of rain before the current storm moves out the region.

A storm that started early Saturday morning, could bring 50 to 70 mm of rain to the region before it stops Saturday evening.  The store could also produce wind gusts up to 60 km/h.  A rainfall warning remains in place for the Peace River North, Peace River South and Fort Nelson

See the full warning below.

Issued at 2016-08-27 12:10 UTC by Environment Canada:
Rainfall warning continued for:
B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)

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

Heavy rain over Muncho Stone Mountain Parks and the Fort Nelson Region will ease this morning. Heavy rain will begin in the BC Peace early this morning and continue through the day before easing this evening.

Total rainfall amounts 50 to 70 mm are expected over Muncho Stone Mountain Parks Park, along the Rocky Mountains and southern portions of the Fort Nelson Region, and the Peace River region.

Accompanying the rain, strong northerly winds with gusts to 60 km/h can be expected.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

rainfall warning in effect

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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More details on the alert are available here.

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