May 16, 2014 6:16 pm
Updated: May 16, 2014 8:01 pm

High stream advisories in effect for parts of central and southern Alberta


EDMONTON – The province has issued a flood watch for the Little Red Deer River, as well as a high stream advisory for the Red Deer, North Saskatchewan and Bow basins.

Jamie Hanlon, of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, says some spots under advisory are popular with campers.

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“We want them to be a little extra cautious given the weather forecast [this long weekend]…and take extra precautions to stay safe,” he said.

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Hanlon added that the province will be ready to respond to any flood situations, should they arise.

The town of High River is one of the communities at risk from rising water levels. The town issued a rainfall advisory on Friday, warning residents to be cautious of the situation.

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The advisory came just a few hours after Environment Canada issued a special weather statement cautioning of the potential for heavy rain in the Alberta foothills area over the May long weekend.

Global Edmonton‘s chief meteorologist Nicola Crosbie doesn’t expect flooding rains for Edmonton.

“Most of the system will exhaust itself of the heavy rain in the foothills region,” she said, adding that the system does have the potential to create flooding conditions for many of the streams and rivers to the west of Edmonton.

According to Crosbie, Saturday will be mostly sunny in Edmonton, with highs of about 20°C. Showers are in the forecast for Sunday in the Capital Region, though.

To get your weather forecast on the go, download our Skytracker Weather app. You can also sign up to get Alberta Emergency Alerts from the province here.

You can see find out more about the advisory issued by the province on Friday below:

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