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Earlier in the week, a rain system produced some impressive thunderstorms across the region. Rainfall totals were as high as 60 mm in some regions, while nearby places didn’t get a drop.
That’s the nature of thundershowers – they fall from convective clouds. The weather event, approaching from the southwest, is going to bring more widespread rain but totals will be equally impressive. As remnants of the States-based category 4 hurricane, named Laura, align with a couple of fast-moving systems coming across the Great Lakes, a new weather system will emerge - this one will have both a broad rain field and convective energy from the tropical nature of the decaying system.
The heaviest rain will fall overnight Saturday through the day Sunday into Monday morning across Newfoundland. Overall, the wind will be from the southeast to southwest as the area of rain moves through; wind gusts should stay under 80 km/h.
As Sunday’s storm system pulls east of the region, a dry northwest wind will bring clearing skies and cooler weather for the first part of the week.
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Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network