Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for Moose Jaw and the surrounding area. 

A low-pressure system moving northwards out of North Dakota is spreading rain across southern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba.

Moose Jaw is expecting wind gusts up to 70 km/h and about 15 to 25 mm of rain on Friday. The rain is set to taper off early Saturday morning, along with the wind dying down around the same time.

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After the rains move on, many are hoping for a drier spell, particularly producers who want to get out into the field to finish seeding. Brad Vrolijk, a lead forecaster with Environment and Climate Change Canada, said that is a possibility, as it appears the pattern of a Colorado-type low coming through every 5-7 days may be ending. 

“Although some showers may be possible a little later in the week, it’s not looking like what we’ve seen lately where it’s just major system after major system, you know, five to seven days apart,” Vrolijk stated. “It does look like moving into an overall drier pattern where, if there is going to be rain, it’s going to be more showery.” 

The heaviest accumulations are expected to be observed over south-central areas of the province, near Assiniboia and over Avonlea Creek. With snowmelt runoff complete for this area of the province, the Water Security Agency (WSA) does not expect significant impacts to water flows and levels; however, localized issues are possible where accumulations are highest.

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With files from Steven Wilson.

 

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