Manitoba could be hit with torrential downpours, thunderstorms on Thursday

Manitobans are in for another day of heavy rainfall on Thursday.

Following weeks plagued by rain storms, Environment Canada is warning that heavy rain with possible showers and thunderstorms are set to hit the province on Thursday night.

The weather agency issued a special weather statement for a number of communities across Manitoba, including Winnipeg, Brandon and Portage la Prairie, explaining that a low-pressure systems moving north out of the United States will tap into moist air and cause heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Environment Canada noted the rain will spread into the Red River Valley and southeast Manitoba.

The rain showers and thunderstorms are expected to move relatively quickly through the province, but have the potential to create torrential downpours.

Rainfall accumulations could quickly reach 20 to 40 millimetres (mm), with accumulations in excess of 50 mm possible by Friday morning.

According to Environment Canada, there is still some uncertainty regarding the exact track of these showers and thunderstorms.

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