The rain started yesterday afternoon and continued through the overnight. As of 3:00 a.m., Weyburn had seen 33 millimetres of precipitation, while just to the northwest, Yellow Grass received 42 millimetres. Estevan received 35 millimetres of rain.
A low-pressure system will move into the region from North Dakota, bringing with it the possibility of thundershowers, and, you guessed it, more rain, throughout the day today.
“It will provide the moisture for a second batch of rain that will persist through the morning hours,” explained Brad Vrolijk, a lead forecaster with Environment and Climate Change Canada. “This low will begin lifting to the north and out of the region later today, and as it goes the rain will taper off to just a few lingering showers across the region.”
By the time that happens, Vrolijk anticipates Weyburn, and much of the southeast, seeing around 15 more millimetres of precipitation.
After the rains move on, many are hoping for a drier spell, particularly producers who want to get out into the field to finish seeding. Vrolijk said that is a possibility, as it appears the pattern of a Colorado-type low coming through every 5-7 days may be ending.
“Although some showers may be possible a little later in the week, it’s not looking like what we’ve seen lately where it’s just major system after major system, you know, five to seven days apart,” Vrolijk stated. “It does look like moving into an overall drier pattern where, if there is going to be rain, it’s going to be more showery.”