Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the following areas. 

  • Foothills Co. near Cayley
  • Foothills Co. near High River and Aldersyde
  • Foothills Co. near Longview and Eden Valley Res.
  • Foothills Co. near Okotoks and De Winton
  • Foothills Co. near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park
  • Foothills Co. near Turner Valley and Black Diamond
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Claresholm and Stavely
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Nanton and Parkland
  • Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T'ina Res.

Warning of heavy rainfall are also extending throughout the Bow Valley region and Kananaskis, where experts warn they could see over 100 millimetres of rain.

Here in the Foothills, meteorologists are calling for 50-80 millimetres throughout the day, and a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

"The heaviest rain will diminish early this afternoon while later this afternoon showers and thunderstorms will help add to the rainfall amounts that have already fallen. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Be prepared for possible winter conditions at higher elevations."

Environment Canada says it's best to be prepared for any condition today.

 

Send us your news tips, story ideas and comments at news@highriveronline.com