FORECASTER: Hilary Smith
Current radar images (9 pm MDT) show substantial precipitation moving towards Fortress Mountain. There is a low pressure system located in central Alberta which is affecting the SPADE region and bringing significant precipitation into the area. According to ECCC weather analysis, there will be an unstable airmass located over the east Kootenays Friday, and the bulk of the precipitation will occur on the eastern Rockies. Moderate rain and snow is expected on the western side of Rockies. There is currently a rainfall warning in effect for Kananaskis-Canmore due to sustained rainfall which may become heavy at times. Total rainfall amounts of 50 - 80 mm are expected, and winter conditions may occur at higher elevations. The heaviest rain is expected to end on Friday.