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Significant rainfall over several days expected in the Lloydminster region

Lloydminster residents should expect significant rainfall for the next couple of days.

Alysa Pederson, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says a weather system that started in Montana is moving northwards through Alberta and Saskatchewan. The system is expected to drop a large amount of rain over many parts of both provinces including Lloydminster for several days.

“The heaviest stuff will last through until midday Friday and then it will slowly taper off. Total amounts we’re looking at are in the 25 to 40 millimetre range. There are some indications that if there is imbedded thunderstorms within that, very locally you could see maybe up to 50 to 60 millimetres.”

Thunderstorm warnings have been made in the Southwestern parts of Saskatchewan including the Kindersley and Rosetown areas. Pederson says the thunderstorm activity won’t be as intense as it would be in the south but there would be more rainfall.

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Some wet snow is expected to hit area near Fort McMurray and Peace River but Pederson says it won’t be coming to the Lloydminster area.

She says the system will move northeast into Saskatchewan by Sunday and warmer temperatures will return to the Border City.

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