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More heavy rain pushes into Atlantic Canada, warnings issued for up to 40 mm expected

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 8:08 AM -

Temperatures remain mild across much of Atlantic Canada, but with the warm-up comes a price.

More heavy rain.

"The next system is making its way through Atlantic Canada this afternoon into Wednesday," says Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter. "Rainfall warnings are in place in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with 25-40 mm forecast."

"The combination of rain, fog, strong winds and mild temperatures will create considerable snow melt and may lead to localized flooding," Environment Canada adds.

That's after a wet and windy weekend that resulted in widespread power outages, road closures and flooding.

More than 20,000 customers in Nova Scotia were without power early Sunday as heavy rain and damaging winds hit the area.

Freezing rain coupled with melting snowbanks in New Brunswick, made for treacherous driving in some cities over the weekend.

Traffic was halted in some sections of the Trans-Canada Highway and a number of accidents were reported as well.

"Atlantic Canada will see a second low pressure system Thursday into Friday," adds Grinter. "And with all the rain and above freezing temperatures, the January thaw could melt all the snow."

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