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Rain tapering off in the Maritimes

Additional rainfall expected through Saturday
Additional rainfall expected through Saturday

Dalia Ibrahim, staff writer

May 10, 2012 — After a soggy couple of days, conditions are finally beginning to clear in the Maritimes.

Stormy, soggy conditions over Gambo, Newfoundland
Stormy, soggy conditions over Gambo, Newfoundland

After two days of puddle-jumping, Maritimers can finally start putting the umbrella away on Friday. 

While there is still some light rain in the forecast, heavy amounts are no longer expected. Better yet, clear conditions are forecast for the weekend. 

It's been a soggy couple of days in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI. As of 8pm Thursday, 66 mm of rain had fallen in St. Stephen, NB, while Fredericton had recorded 54 mm. 41 mm soaked Halifax, and 38 mm of rain fell in Charlottetown. 

Strong winds are forecast for coastal Nova Scotia Thursday night and into Friday. Environment Canada warns that the powerful winds can potentially be hazardous. Keeping candles and flashlights close-by would be wise, as the combination of wind and rain has been known to throw power lines down in the past. No hurricane warnings for the area have been issued. 

In Labrador, snow will continue to accumulate in several areas across the region. An additional 15 cm of snow is expected to fall by Friday evening. Letter carriers in Labrador City and Mud Lake were forced to stay indoors due to heavy snowfall in the area. As a result more than 1500 addresses could not receive any mail.

Some could speculate that the dry weekend temperatures are coming as an early Mothers Day present from the almighty-est of all - Mother Nature. To keep track of this system and more, please refer to our Alerts page.

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