April 22, 2014 8:54 pm

Flooding possible in central Saskatchewan

Flooding may be possible in central Saskatchewan as heavy rain combines with high water levels.

Peter Quinlan / Skytracker Weather

SASKATOON – Heavy rain is expected in Saskatoon and central Saskatchewan on Wednesday, bringing with it a possibility of flooding.

This is due to an area of low pressure stalling over the province for a few days.

Rainfall will begin in Saskatoon during the morning and fall quite heavily at times throughout the day with 20 to 30 millimetres expected.

Areas further north were under a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada with 15 to 25 millimetres of precipitation expected by Thursday evening. The special weather statement has ended.

The amount of rain currently expected is below warning threshold values; however, portions of central Saskatchewan are particularly sensitive to flooding due to already high water levels from the spring melt.

Projected rainfall totals through to Thursday afternoon.

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Therefore residents should be on high alert.

Rain may change to snow Wednesday night as the warm air gets spun out of the system; however, snow accumulations are expected to be minimal as precipitation lightens up on Thursday.

Behind this system, temperatures will slide back below freezing Friday morning making for an icy commute over the next several days.

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