Heavy rain expected over next few days

Environment Canada issues special weather warning for Cranbrook/Kimberley and Elk Valley.

  • Dec. 7, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Townsman Staff

A special weather bulletin has been issued for Cranbrook/Kimberley area and the Elk Valley, as heavy rain is expect over the next few days.

A Pacific frontal system will move into the British Columbia Interior on Tuesday bringing significant amounts of rain, with the potential to bring up to 40 mm of precipitation.

Drivers over Kootenay and Columbia high elevation passes are expected to experience a transition from snow to rain as freezing levels rise Tuesday.

The rain will taper off late Wednesday as the system moves into Alberta.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.