It was a welcome sight for many on Tuesday afternoon in Estevan with a steady rainfall that brought 34.2 mm of precipitation to the city.
That 34.2 mm of rainfall also happened to be a record for the date of May 29, eclipsing the 29.5 mm that fell in 1962. Until that rainfall, Estevan had received just 18.6 mm of rain in the prior 58 days leading up to the soaking. According to Environment Canada, Meteorologist David Baggaley, more rain is on the way for the rest of this week.
"We had some fairly strong thunderstorms push in from the Dakota's," Baggaley said of Tuesday's storm. "There's still some activity near the Manitoba border, that will pull away and then we're actually looking at another system coming in from Alberta late on Wednesday. It could be pretty intense when they get to the Estevan area which will be late in the afternoon into the evening."
Originally, Estevan could expect to see a break from the rain, but that his since changed with another system expected to move into the area.
"It's actually a third system that's now involved from Montana which will push in some fairly intense thunderstorms into the south east on Thursday," Baggaley said. "It's just a series of disturbances, one from the Dakota's, one coming from Alberta, and a second one caused by the jet stream on Thursday, it's just several systems focused on the Estevan area all at once."
Just in time for the weekend, Environment Canada says Estevan can expect sunshine and daytime highs of near 21.