If April Showers bring May flowers, what do May showers bring?
According to Environment Canada, some much-needed moisture in dry areas of the province.
"This weather system is going to fall through central areas of Southern Saskatchewan," said Terri Lang, Meteorologist for Environment Canada. "So it's actually a good news story for those areas just because they have been relatively dry and need the moisture."
While it may be good news for dry areas, the current system has also prompted a rainfall warning in Weyburn and surrounding areas. The low-pressure system is expected to move into Saskatchewan late Thursday and could be bringing 30 to 60 mm of rain.
"The bulk of the rain will likely fall Thursday night overnight and into Friday," Lang noted. "We're going to have some gusting winds with that as well. Something to keep in mind, it's likely going to be soggy the next few days into the weekend."
Lang noted that the wind could be gusting upwards of 80 km/h overnight and into Friday.
The good news is the heaviest rain should begin to taper off into the weekend and, by next week, this system should clear out altogether with dryer and more seasonal temperatures expected.
Although rain in spring is not an uncommon sight, Lang did not that this year has already been a bit unusual.
"We usually just see one or two systems, particularly in the springtime. But just the way the weather pattern is this year we've been getting system after system after system so it's certainly atypical and is what's creating this wet pattern, particularly over Southeastern Saskatchewan."
With the rainfall warning in effect, Environment Canada advises being prepared for flash floods, water pooling on roads, and localized flooding in low-lying areas.