Rainfall warnings issued across southern Saskatchewan Friday morning

The longest day of the year is going to be another wet one across much of southern Saskatchewan.

Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for southwestern and south central Saskatchewan Friday morning, including Maple Creek, Shaunavon, and Coronach.

Up to 50 millimeters could fall in those areas on Friday, with 20 to 40 mm in some slow moving thunderstorms which could also pop up on Friday.

Regina is not under a warning but could see another 20 to 40 millimeters on Friday.

Meteorologist David Baggaley said that’s on top of the significant amount seen over Wednesday and Thursday.

“It looks like on Wednesday it was between 20 and 39 millimeters in the Regina area with another 14 on Thursday,” Baggaley said.

Before this week extremely dry conditions had plagued much of the province, and this recent rainfall is not the end to the drought according to Baggaley.

“Well it is certainly a big change in the weather, I mean we’re talking about several inches of rain in a short period of time, but a drought is defined over an extended period of time and three days does not end a drought,” said Baggaley.

More scattered showers are expected Saturday with Baggaley saying the earliest Regina will see sunshine is Sunday.


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