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Heavy rain to stall over southern Saskatchewan overnight and Monday

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 8:38 -

Heavy rain continues to soak parts of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, with the heaviest amounts falling along the border.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the region, stating the system will intensify Sunday evening and then stall over southern Saskatchewanon Victoria Day.


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"As the system stalls on Monday, the area of rain will persist over southeastern regions which may give local rainfall amounts up to 50 mm," writes the agency.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Sunday for communities around Spondin and Scapa, northeast of Hanna.

For southern Alberta, meanwhile, isolated non-severe thunderstorms are expected through the overnight, while continuing on holiday Monday. 

The system is expected to weaken Monday night and Tuesday as it moves into southern Manitoba.

Be sure to visit our Alerts page for updated watches and warnings.

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