Special Weather Statement calls for potential of heavy rain in region

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Special Weather Statement advises of potential of heavy rain - May 31

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for portions of the Southwest advising the potential of heavy rain over today and Sunday.

Both the Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake plus the Shaunavon - Maple Creek - Val Marie - Cypress Hills forecast regions in the Southwest could be impacted by the rains, along with the Assiniboia - Gravelbourg - Coronach plus the Moose Jaw - Pense - Central Butte - Craik regions.

Environment Canada notes a low pressure system approaching from the Western United States will spread showers and thunderstorms into Southwestern Saskatchewan Saturday afternoon. However, the low is forecast to stall over Northeastern Montana tonight, and as this occurs the precipitation will likely spread out into an area of rain which will then persist throughout the day on Sunday and possibly into Monday.

"The intensity and track of the low is still uncertain, as are the localities where the most rain will fall. It is possible that the rainfall warning criterion of 50 millimeters in 24 hours could be met over portions of South-Central or Southwestern Saskatchewan."

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Swift Current's forecast for Saturday is calling for showers to begin this afternoon, with a risk of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with possible rainfall amounts of 10 to 20 millimeters.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Swift Current, Southwestern Saskatchewan, Lucky Lake Shaunavon Maple Creek Val Marie Gravelbourg Moose Jaw Craik regions Western United States Northeastern Montana

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