Dumping of rain may cause localized flooding on south and west coasts

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The south and west coasts of the province are in for a dumping — not of snow, but of rain.

Current radar image from Environment Canada.

Environment Canada predicts total rainfall amounts up to 50 millimetres are expected by Wednesday afternoon. 

The remainder of the island can expect some rain as well.

The combination of this rain, associated fog, strong winds and mild temperatures will create considerable snow melt and may to lead to localized flooding.

The rain is the result of a low pressure system over Northern Quebec will track northeastward across Quebec today and north of Labrador tonight. 

A warm frontal trough associated with this low will approach southwestern Newfoundland this afternoon, bringing warming temperatures and rain to most of Newfoundland tonight and Wednesday.

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Northern Quebec, Quebec

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