Heavy rain continues to fall in northeastern Alberta and now, enough rain is in the forecast to prompt Environment Canada to issue a rainfall warning for Fort McMurray Thursday evening.
Rainfall warnings are issued when over 50 millimetres of rain is expected within a 24-hour period.
Albertans have been praying for heavy rain in the region for weeks.
“The cliché is true: location location location,” explained Tina Simpkin, a meteorologist at Global Edmonton. “With this weather system, where you live in relation to the low pressure system meant a wide variety of weather. From wind to hail,” and of course the heavy rain.