Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement across all of the extreme southern Saskatchewan with rainfall amounts of two to seven centimetres of precipitation expected today and into Thursday.
Locally, the weather statement is in effect for the Shaunavon - Maple Creek - Val Marie and Cypress Hills forecast region. Locally heavy rainfalls will begin this afternoon as a developing low pressure system near the Cypress Hills will track eastward along a line near the Canada/US border. The significant rainfalls will occur from the Cypress Hills eastward towards Manitoba, with two to four centimetres of precipitation anticipated, while higher amounts upwards of five centimetres in areas where thunderstorms occur.
The highest rainfall amounts are anticipated in the Regina, Yorkton and Moosomin areas where five to seven centimetres of precipitation is possible. As the ground in the Southeast corner of Saskatchewan is already saturated, there is the possibility of localized flooding in low-lying areas.