Thunderstorm floods some Charlottetown streets

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for all of P.E.I.

The warning was issued at 8:34 a.m., about 45 minutes after a thunderstorm rolled over Charlottetown, flooding some streets. Environment Canada said Islanders should expect more of the same.

“Central P.E.I. and the western half are going to see a significant amount of rain this morning, and then we have chances for not only rain but thunderstorms throughout the day,” said CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin.

“I do think we’re going to hear and see some rumbles of thunder and lightning this morning and into the afternoon.”

Environment Canada updated its forecast at 8:50 a.m., increasing the expected rainfall. It now forecasts 20 to 40 millimetres of rain, and another 10 to 20 millimetres overnight. There is a possibility of more rain in thunderstorms. CBC News recorded 20 millimetres of rain in about 40 minutes in the Charlottetown thunderstorm.

The rain is forecast to continue overnight, easing off in the morning.

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