Atlantic: Widespread rainfall, 50-70 mm in parts of Newfoundland

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Atlantic: Widespread rainfall, 50-70 mm in parts of Newfoundland

The front that brought days of heavy rain to western Newfoundland will form a low pressure system that will bring soggy weather to the Maritimes. This will give Newfoundland a brief break before the rain returns to the island by Thursday. Details and timing, below.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stalled front continues to drench western Newfoundland into Wednesday
  • Eastern Newfoundland gets its own deluge later Wednesday through Thursday
  • Sunny and calmer on Friday, but unsettled weekend ahead
  • Keep on top of weather ALERTS in your area

WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY: NEXT SOGGY SYSTEM APPROACHES

Just as the rain from the stalled front is tapers off in Newfoundland, the next system rainy system will begin bringing impacts to Atlantic Canada on Wednesday.

The Maritime provinces can expect a few showers, but the bulk of the rain will slam the eastern half of Newfoundland from Wednesday evening through much of Thursday morning.

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In all, parts of the Avalon and Burin peninsulas could get as much as 50-70 mm of rain over the course of this system, with lesser but still hefty amounts for the rest of the island.

BEYOND: A LATE-WEEK BREAK WITH SOME SUN, BUT CHILLY AND UNSETTLED CONDITIONS RETURN

Beyond, forecasters see 'gorgeous' summer weather for much of the Atlantic region on Friday. The ideal conditions will not be long-lived, however, due to a cold front that will track through Friday night and Saturday with showers and thunderstorms.

Another round of soggy weather is expected to track into the region late Sunday or Sunday night into Monday, with widespread rain and windy conditions, particularly for the eastern Maritimes and Newfoundland.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network as we continue to monitor the forecast.