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Thunderstorms rumble into New Brunswick


Dark clouds roll into New Brunswick
Dark clouds roll into New Brunswick

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

June 16, 2011 — Although the heavy rain has eased across Nova Scotia, the risk for severe thunderstorms persists in New Brunswick.

Heavy rain recorded across Nova Scotia
Heavy rain recorded across Nova Scotia

A low pressure system that's been hovering over Atlantic Canada brought heavy rain and cooler temperatures to some areas this week.

“Eastern Canada has been under a stagnant pattern,” says Rob Davis, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Therefore, many areas saw the same persistent weather. And that translated into rain for the Maritimes.”

Several communities in Nova Scotia were under a rainfall warning on Tuesday and Wednesday, including Halifax, where over 85 mm of rain was recorded. Meanwhile, places like Greenwood saw closer to 40 mm.

Although the rainfall warning was dropped in Nova Scotia Wednesday afternoon, the potential for severe thunderstorms persists across New Brunswick.

“The biggest risks with these storms are heavy rain, strong winds and hail,” says Gina Ressler, another meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Ressler adds that there's the potential for thunderstorms in New Brunswick on Friday as well.

For a closer look at the weather in your area, be sure to check your local forecast.

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