Up to 75 millimetres of rain could fall in the Grande Prairie region over the next few days. A rainfall warning has been issued for the Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview region.
Environment Canada says a long episode of rain is expected, which could be heavy at times. A total of 50 to 75 millimetres is expected by Wednesday.
“A few rain showers will develop this evening with rainfall intensifying overnight. Widespread heavy rain will continue until the middle of the week.”
Up to 85 millimetres is possible in a few localized areas. People in the region are warned that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.
“Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.”
In Grande Prairie, the forecast is calling for 10 to 20 millimetres Monday and 20 to 30 millimetres Monday night.