River forecasters are keeping a close eye on the skies in Alberta this weekend.
High water is starting to subside in many of the southern rivers, lowering the flood risk. However, there remains an above-average snowpack in the mountains, and significant rainfall could raise the risk once again.
In Canmore, matters have been complicated by a June snowfall. Between five and 10 cm of wet snow was expected for that area Saturday. Officials asked residents to check their basements for potential flooding.
Canmore spokeswoman Sally Caudill said the situation was in hand, but the town was preparing sandbags as a precaution.
"The river level is coming down, but we are still predicting rain or high temperatures, which will impact the snowmelt," she said. "So right now, things are under control, but ... it's probably not over quite yet."
Elsewhere in Alberta, officials are still warning people to stay away from rivers in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.
And more rain is expected over the weekend. A low pressure system developing over Central Alberta will continue to bring heavy rain to the Foothills this weekend. Heavy rainfall will begin to taper off overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning.
"We're looking at more rain over the weekend," says Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "In fact, anywhere from 20 - 50 mm of rain could fall in the mountains through Sunday morning."
Ferry traffic has been affected by the rising waters, and some rivers have already spilled their banks.
City officials in Calgary are advising against any boating on the Bow River due to the swollen waters.
Several major roads across the region have also been flooded.