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Atlantic: Heavy rains continue, flood risks for some

Saturday, June 22nd 2019, 10:44 am - The unsettled, rainy pattern continues for Atlantic Canada through the first weekend of summer.

Atlantic Canada's first summer weekend will feature soaking rains, gusty winds, and flood risks for some. This active storm track is set to bring more rain over the region through the start of the weekend, even though some regions have accumulated well over 120 mm of rain as of Saturday morning. More on this miserable soggy start to summer and why the long range outlook offers little hope for improvement from the active storm track, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Breezy, showery weekend for many
  • Soaking rains linger over Newfoundland through Saturday
  • Maritimes remain unsettled under large low pressure centre
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: RAINFALL TIMING

The soggy trend will continue through Saturday with scattered showers throughout the majority of the region and the heaviest rain lingering over Newfoundland and Labrador, where many rainfall warnings are in effect.

By Sunday, this region could see between 30 to 50 mm of additional rain, which carries the potential for flash floods, pooling water on roads, and localized flooding in low-lying areas.

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SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL TOTALS, LOCALIZED FLOOD THREAT

Other areas of Atlantic Canada will also continue to be impacted by the potent system, and parts of PEI and Nova Scotia could be looking at as much as 60 mm of rain through Saturday. Parrsboro has seen particularly heavy rains and accumulated 123 mm by Saturday morning.

ATL rain sum

Below seasonal temperatures are also a feature of this unsettled trend, and most will struggle to reach the 20°C mark throughout Saturday. Strengthening gusting winds that will be the most powerful along the northeastern shores of Nova Scotia will also contribute to the chilly summer conditions, and could exceed 80 km/h by Saturday evening.

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Conditions will gradually clear through Sunday and into early next week, but we're watching for yet another round of unsettled weather to move in for the middle of the week.

"This region will remain on the cool side of seasonal for most of next week and right through the Canada Day long weekend as well," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

Be sure to check back for the latest updates on the unsettled conditions.

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