When it rains, it pours, at least that's the case beginning Thursday night around parts of west-central.

An Environment Canada rainfall warning became active at 4:42 this morning, calling for heavy rain beginning tonight and carrying into Friday. Kindersley, Rosetown, Scott, and Outlook were all included in the special weather statement, though Leader's weather station was not as of Thursday morning. 

"Periods of rain will begin sometime in the late afternoon on Thursday that will impact portions of southern Saskatchewan. General rainfall amounts will total 40 to 60 mm, but in addition to the relatively steady rain, some locations will receive heavier bursts of rainfall that will fall very quickly."

As noted above already heavy rainfall has some areas predicting 50 mm of rainfall, and that number could grow depending on where the heart of the system tracks.

"Any locations impacted by these quicker impulses of rain could see rainfall totals in excess of 80 mm by the end of the system's impact."

In addition to the heavy rain, possible hail, wind and lightning will force people indoors. There is also a good possibly of localized flooding in low-lying areas, and possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

rain clouds article.JPG Dark clouds rolling across the region Thursday morning 

Only about 5-10 mm is in the local forecast for at least Kindersley on Friday. After the brunt of the storm hits on Thursday night into Friday, conditions are expected to improve significantly as the system exits the region.

View the Environment Canada weather forecast for Kindersley here, in addition to RosetownOutlook, Scott, and Leader.