Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for the city of Calgary and southwest Alberta as 50 to 75 mm of rainfall is expected to fall tonight until Friday morning.
The warning extends from the Kananaskis region down to the Cardston area.
In the Crownest Pass and Kananaskis regions, the rain will mix with or turn to snow Thursday night with 2 to 4 cm expected by Friday morning. But conditions will likely improve by Friday evening.
Bill McMurtry, a warning preparedness meteorologist for Environment Canada, said the rain will continue on and off for the rest of the week throughout the province due to an organized low pressure system bringing “extreme amounts of rain.”
He said there likely won’t be a break in the weather pattern until the end of the week.
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