Environment Canada saying Island could get excessive rain

Published on February 22, 2016

Charlottetown work crews closed lower Kent Street for a time Saturday as they cleared storm drains. It has since reopened.

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Issues special weather statement for Thursday, Friday when more than 50 mm rain possible

Environment Canada is giving advance notice that rainfall at warning levels may hit the Island the end of this week.

It issued a special weather statement Monday, urging islanders to monitor the weather forecasts through the week as heavy rain is possible this Thursday and Friday.

The source is a low-pressure system coming from the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico that is aiming to skirt the Maritimes to the east at the end of the week. It will supply warm southerly winds to already mild temperatures.

"Rainfall amounts in excess of 50 millimetres is possible over many regions during the two day period," said the Environment Canada statement.

"Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada," it said. "To report severe weather, send an email to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca, tweet reports to #PEIstorm.

Alerts are updated as conditions change and are available here.