An abrupt change in the weather is coming to most of Alberta.
Environment Canada says a strong low-pressure system is expected to develop west of Edmonton near the BC border Tuesday evening and move east-southeast through the province. As it does, a big change in the weather is expected.
This has prompted the weather agency to issue a special weather statement for much of the province, including the RMWB.
Environment Canada says rain will move into west-central parts of the province on Tuesday night, into the Capital Region by Wednesday morning, and to the Saskatchewan border by Wednesday evening.
The heaviest rain is expected to extend from Hinton and Grande Prairie eastward to Edmonton, Cold Lake, and Lloydminster. EC notes current indications show rainfall amounts will be in the 30 to 40 mm range, but some areas of 50 to 75 mm are possible.
Winds of up to 100 km/hr are almost expected on Wednesday.
Regional Emergency Services is asking residents to avoid wooded areas impacted by wildfire as damaged trees could fall.
— Emergency Services (@FM_EmergService) May 23, 2017