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Special weather statement issued, heavy rain for Cariboo, North Thompson

30 to 50 mm rain anticipated, with highest amounts near mountains, particularly east-facing slopes
It is looking almost coastal in Williams Lake Tuesday, May 23 as rain continues to fall in the area. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Heavy rain is in the forecast for the Cariboo and North Thompson regions Tuesday, May 23.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Tuesday noting rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are anticipated, with highest amounts near the mountains, particularly east-facing slopes.

With the heavy rain comes the risk of flooding and debris flow.

“A significant and slow-moving low pressure system over central Alberta will spread rain into British Columbia. Rain, at times heavy, will continue through tonight,” noted the Environment Canada website.

It is presently 9 C in Williams Lake with lows of 7 C overnight. On Wednesday the temperature is anticipated to rise to 17 C with periods of rain.

Sunshine is expected to return Thursday, May 25 and into the weekend with highs of 25 C Thursday, 26 C Friday and 22 C Saturday through Monday.

READ MORE: Cold and wet weather helps BCWS fight wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre

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Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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