Heavy rain — as much as 50-60 mm — heading to southern Manitoba

Rain, at times heavy, is expected to soak southern Manitoba starting Thursday night through to Saturday afternoon.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for a chunk of southern Manitoba.

As much as 50-60 millimetres is expected by the time the skies clear up again on Saturday.

The heavier rain is forecast for late Thursday night, as a strong low-pressure system tracks northward from the Dakotas, the weather agency’s alert says, warning that localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Most of the rain with this system is expected to fall on Friday, then taper off through Saturday.

A map of southern Manitoba with a chunk highlighted in red
The areas in red are under Environment Canada’s rainfall warning. (Environment Canada)

It will also come with strong north wind gusts up to 60 km/h, and much cooler temperatures.

A high of 9 C is forecasted for Winnipeg on Friday, followed by a high of 11 C on Saturday.

The normal high for this time of year is 21 C.