Periods of rain is set to begin in the Winnipeg area within the next couple hours late this afternoon and early evening. This rain is expected to continue through much of tonight, and be heavy at times. Position of this rain band will determine exactly where the heaviest accumulations fall. At this point it appears the heaviest rain will fall along and slightly north of the Trans-Canada Highway, though uncertainty still exists. I will be updating the comment section below over the next several hours as the exact position of the rain band becomes more certain. Heaviest hit areas could see up to 20 mm of rain by sunrise tomorrow morning.
A few thunderstorms will be possible as well.
Luckily this rain is not causing any flooding problems here in Manitoba like it is in the Thunder Bay region. The city of Thunder Bay has issued a state of emergency today following a deluge of rain Sunday night. Up to 100 mm of rain fell locally throughout the weekend. This is on top of another rain storm just last week. Some roads have been washed out, and several buildings have been flooded out, including flooded basements.
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