Drivers beware: Heavy rain in Newfoundland could result in local washouts
Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:31 AM - A weak cold front passing through Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on Thursday brought showers and non-severe thunderstorms to both provinces.
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"The same front is giving moderate rain to Newfoundland with amounts between 15-30 mm forecast for eastern portions of the province by the end of the day on Saturday," says Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm.
"Under this type of airmass it is not uncommon to receive brief and sudden heavy downpours producing high rainfall rates, possibly in excess of 20 millimetres per hour," adds Environment Canada in a special weather statement issued for the province on Friday.
This can result in local washouts and dangerous driving conditions due to heavy water build up on the roads, EC warns.