Weyburn experienced significant rainfall Monday night and early into Tuesday morning.
This weather system was not the same one that caused flooding in Saskatoon on Monday, according to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Terri Lang.
“It's part of the same air mass, meaning the type of air that's over the prairies right now, but certainly not the same system,” said Lang. “The one that hit Saskatoon was a stationary thunderstorm that's over one part of the city.”
Lang added the storm we experienced was from a band of rain coming from the north.
“There are a lot of embedded Thunder showers and showers in that same band, so it's sitting over the same place for a long period of time, and that's what's giving the heavy rain.”
Lang said according to social media, there was around 97 mm of rain reported in Weyburn, officially the most precipitation in the city all year.
“It's split over two days because we had some last night and some today, but it’s certainly a significant rainfall for sure.”
Lang has advice to stay safe and avoid flooding during these extreme conditions.
“The best advice is to be prepared beforehand, making sure your eaves troughs are clear and that your downspouts or pointed away from the house, that the storm drains on your block or clear of debris, and not to drive through flooded streets.”
Many cars ended up getting stalled in Saskatoon on Monday, as drivers didn’t realize how deep the water was on the roads.
“Plus, you don't know what's underneath that water,” said Lang. “The road could have washed away as well.”
Deputy Chief with the Weyburn Police Service, Brent VanDeSype said these conditions are different than driving in a blizzard, but there are similarities.
“You can lose traction by hydroplaning, it'll affect your breaking, and it affects your visibility,” said VanDeSype. “So, adjust your speed, drive slow, try and go around the large pools, and watch for workers out on the street.”
He added driving through large pools at a higher speed could not only damage your own vehicle, but could cause damage to other vehicles and buildings by creating waves.