The Water Security Agency (WSA) is monitoring water levels as a significant weather system is likely to bring heavy rain and increase water flow into Saskatchewan lakes.

The heavier rainfall is forecasted for areas around Buffalo Pound Lake and the north end of Lake Diefenbaker near Riverhurst and Elbow.

The Water Security Agency says the rainfall is expected to impact headwaters in the North and South Saskatchewan rivers in Alberta. About 50 to 75 mm of rainfall is expected with localized thunderstorms that could bring more than 100 mm.

A large amount of rain is expected to fall in a short period of time, which could result in increased runoff and flows in rivers, streams and lakes across the province, which can cause localized out-of-channel flows and localized flooding. The WSA will continue to monitor the situation throughout the weekend.