Blast of heavy rain triggers warnings in the Maritimes
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:42 PM -
Over 30 mm of rain is forecast through Wednesday, with locally higher amounts possible. The rain is expected to gradually ease through the evening hours as the trough of low pressure continues to move east of the province.
"People living or working along streams, tributaries and small rivers are reminded to be on alert," warns New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization. "Protect yourself and your home by clearing debris from drains. Areas of poor drainage may sustain standing water and minor flooding."
Officials say that if residents have experienced flooding during heavy rain storms in the past, it's important to take all of the necessary precautions.
Water levels in the province’s larger waterways are forecast to remain below flood stage, adds NB EMO.
A blocking pattern affecting the east will continue to bring moisture with it, but will fail to clear out.
"Anticipate unsettled yet milder conditions through the mid-week, cooling slightly by the end of the week," adds Erin Wenckstern, another meteorologist at The Weather Network.
An area of high pressure will then build into the Maritimes with temperatures climbing into the mid to high teens by the end of the weekend and into early next week.