There is a special weather statement in effect for the City of Winnipeg and southern Manitoba with plenty more rain headed this way.

A low-pressure system moving northwards out of the United States will tap into very moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and produce heavy showers and thunderstorms. These will spread into the Red River Valley and southeast Manitoba later Thursday into Thursday evening.

While these showers and thunderstorms will be moving relatively quickly, they will have the potential to produce torrential downpours.

Localized rainfall accumulations could quickly reach 20 to 40 mm, and localized accumulations in excess of 50 mm are possible by Friday morning.

There is still some uncertainty about the exact track these showers and thunderstorms will take.