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Rain moves from Quebec to Atlantic Canada


Cloudy skies dominated Quebec on Friday, courtesy Ragai
Cloudy skies dominated Quebec on Friday, courtesy Ragai

Jill Colton, staff writer

September 25, 2010 — Quebec and parts of New Brunswick were soaked on Friday, when a good shot of rain drenched the provinces.

Rain expected for Atlantic Canada this weekend.
Rain expected for Atlantic Canada this weekend.

What a way to start the fall season-- with a big shot of rain.

That was the case on Friday, when a number of regions in western and central Quebec were inundated with rain. According to Environment Canada, an intense low pressure system developed over the American midwest on Thursday and moved into Quebec on Friday. As late as this morning, the system was still lying over the province producing scattered showers.

Ominous clouds gave way to a burst of rain in several areas. Here are some of the impressive totals from Friday:

  • Temiscamingue 70 to 90 mm
  • Parent - Gouin Reservoir 70 to 80 mm
  • Abitibi 60 to 70 mm
  • Laurentians Wildlife Reserve 50 to 70 mm

Grand Bank dam break as a result of Hurricane Igor.
Grand Bank dam break as a result of Hurricane Igor.

“The system is expected to gradually dissipate throughout the day, with the bulk of moisture moving out this evening,” points out Patrick Cool, one of The Weather Network's meteorologists. “It'll now track into the Maritimes, giving rains to the already saturated ground as a result of heavy rains from Igor.“

If you're in the Maritimes, it would be a good idea to grab your umbrella. Between 5-15 mm is expected throughout the weekend, and heavy bouts could fall in northern New Brunswick. Around 30 mm has fallen so far since Friday.

There's potential for some soggy weather in Newfoundland as well. 5-15 mm of rain is possible in the St. John's and St. Lawrence -- two regions that were hit hard by Hurricane Igor this week.

For closer look at your local weather conditions, click our Canadian Cities Index. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV, where our National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.

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