Major Atlantic Canada city could see wettest April after latest rainfall

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Major Atlantic Canada city could see wettest April after latest rainfall
Major Atlantic Canada city could see wettest April after latest rainfall

A stationary low parked over Atlantic Canada will begin to loosen its grip on Tuesday, following a bout of heavy rainfall and intense winds for parts of the Maritimes and Newfoundland. The final rainfall totals for St. John's, N.L. may give the city a fair shot of seeing its wettest April on record. While the powerful winds will no longer be a concern for the island Tuesday, strong gusts will persist in the Avalon in Newfoundland before diminishing through the morning hours. More on what's left of the system, below.

TUESDAY: REMAINING UNSETTLED BUT CONDITIONS TO IMPROVE THROUGH THE DAY

The low-pressure system situated over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will continue to circle over the Atlantic region Tuesday, bringing rain for Newfoundland and lingering showers for the Maritimes on the backside of the system.

NLRain
NLRain

Most of the heaviest rainfall will have fallen by Tuesday morning, but accumulative totals during the course of the storm could reach 20-40 mm for western and southern Newfoundland, as well as in eastern Nova Scotia.

SHOT AT WETTEST APRIL IN ST. JOHN'S

In fact, this latest round of rain may push St. John's into record-breaking territory for the month of April. So far, St. John's has already received 231.2 mm of rain this month (currently the third wettest) and the April rainfall record is 260.2 set in 1951.

St John's
St John's

In addition to the rainfall, intense winds accompanied the system through its duration. Wind warnings cover parts of Newfoundland, but the gusts will ease off Monday overnight.

However, the Avalon will see strong winds of 60-80 km/h develop Monday overnight, expected to taper off through Tuesday morning.

ATLwind
ATLwind

Conditions will improve in the Maritimes and Newfoundland through Tuesday afternoon as the rain tapers off.

Beyond, a warming trend is expected by late week, though showers are possible with the warm front, with milder air lingering through the weekend.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network as we continue to update the Atlantic Canada forecast.