If you are planning a vacation or live in certain parts of Manitoba, check the forecast. Rain over the weekend has set the stage for possible flooding.
On June 8, weather is of concern as a band of extra heavy rain has fallen in the northwest to southeast portions of the province; and, more precipitation is expected over the next 48 hours. Levels have started to rise in local rivers and streams, and could bring localized overland flooding of low-lying areas.
The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure is issuing a flood watch for both northwest and southeast Manitoba including the Whiteshell lakes area today, June 8.
The precipitation system over the weekend brought up to 155 millimetres of rain in areas of southeast Manitoba and up to 25 mm in areas of northern Manitoba.
Another system moving toward Manitoba could bring an additional 30 mm of precipitation in these areas over the next 48 hours.