The river rushes under the Telkwa bridges May 31 during a high flow advisory that ended June 3. There will likely be another after all the rain expected Thursday and Friday. (Chris Gareau photo)

Rainfall warning for Bulkey Valley and Lakes

Environment Canada warns heavy downpours can cause flash floods and washouts.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the Bulkley Valley and Lakes.

Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

The statement reads that a frontal system pushing northwards across the B.C. Interior today will stall across the Bulkley Valley and Lakes. Significant moisture associated with the front will result in rainfall amounts in excess of 50 mm falling in northwest sections of the Bulkley Valley and Williston areas tonight into Friday.

Environment Canada warns heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. It asks people watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

Flood warnings and advisories can be found at the River Forecast Centre website at bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca.