The month of September is starting off the same way August ended -- on a soggy note.
A deluge of rain pounded communities this week, leaving farmers' fields soaked and some streets looking more like rivers. On Monday, flood warnings were issued for central and southern parts of the province. By Tuesday afternoon, some regions had received more than 50 mm of rain. The town of Morris, just south of Winnipeg, had seen 100 mm of rain.
The situation didn't get any better on Wednesday. Morris was hit with an additional 36.2mm of rain, while 32.4mm was recorded at the Winnipeg International Airport.
The downpours have created saturated soil conditions and drenched farmer's crops. More rain could create significant run-off and flash flooding in some areas.
The bulk of the steady rain has now moved north into the Interlake. Some areas could see another 10-15mm of rain today. However, things look to be improving for the weekend.
“The region will be drying out, but temperatures will remain below seasonal,” says Christina Huang, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
For more forecast details in your own backyard, click our Manitoba Cities Index. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV, where your long range forecast comes up at :06 and :36 past each hour.
With files from Nicole Kallmeyer