UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm watch has also been issued for the Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview and Peace River – Fairview – High Prairie – Manning regions. Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing large hail and heavy rain.

“Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon along a surface trough in northwestern Alberta. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe.”

A rainfall warning has been issued for the Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview region. Heavy rain is expected at times.

Environment Canada says heavy rain is expected to start Tuesdaybut. By the time rain tapers off to showers Thursday evening total amounts are expected to be 50 to 70 millimetres. However, locally amounts could be near 90 millimetres.