The first weekend of Autumn is shaping up to be a soggy one in parts of Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
A low pressure system is currently sweeping over parts of northern and central Ontario, as well as Quebec. Rainfall warnings are in place for several cities.
“This is a big system that's expected to bring some communities a good shot of rain,” says Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “We're also expecting some gusty winds and possibly some rumbles of thunder.”
By Sunday, parts of central Quebec and western New Brunswick could be dealing with up to 50 mm of rain. 15-30 mm is possible in and around Quebec City and Montreal.
As for Atlantic Canada, up to 15 mm of rain is possible in most communities. Light showers are forecast for Nova Scotia.
The potential is also there for some soggy weather in Newfoundland. 5-15 mm of rain is possible in St. John's and St. Lawrence -- two regions that were hit hard by Hurricane Igor earlier this week. Flood waters have receded since the storm hit, but damage is widespread. Roads are cut off, trees are down, and many residents are still waiting for the power to come back on.
Michelle Cassar is a meteorologist at The Weather Network. She says the incoming rain should have a minimal impact on the clean-up in Newfoundland.
“Compared to the 200 mm of rain some towns saw with Igor, this weekend's rain will be almost insignificant,” says Cassar. “It could saturate the ground a little further, but this isn't a major storm for Newfoundland.”
This low pressure system is, however, expected to pack a punch in Ontario. Up to 80 mm of rain could fall in the Nickel Belt region through Friday. There's also a risk of embedded thunderstorms.
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