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More rain in store for southern Saskatchewan, Manitoba

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:31 PM -

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Manitobans have sure had their fair share of wet weather these past couple of days, but more is on the way. 

A low pressure system tracking northward from the U.S. Great Plains is set to bring widespread heavy rain to parts of southern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan. 

"The heaviest amount is expected to fall overnight and Sunday morning," said Environment Canada in a special weather statement Friday.

Locally higher amounts possible

Locally higher amounts possible

"While most places in southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba will see a general 30 to 50 mm of rain, thunderstorms could bring localized more than 60 mm to localized areas," cautioned Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg.

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Strong winds will also be a factor with this system. Gusts up to 80 km/h are possible along the lakes, says Sonnenburg. 

On Friday Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency issued a flood advisory, warning residents of possible for regions "southeast of a line from Val Marie, Assiniboia, Regina and down to Estevan" -- where rainfall is expected to be the heaviest.

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On Thursday, heavy rains due to a slow-moving cold front caused roads, neighbourhoods, basements and part of Winnipeg's Polo Park mall to flood. 

Environment Canada said about 50 mm of rain fell in an hour in the southwest part of the city. 

Some people posted pictures on Twitter of people floating in canoes, kayaks and of one person snorkelling.

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