May 1, 2018 ~ The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment issued a public advisory yesterday noting that unseasonably warm temperatures and snowmelt over the past few days have elevated water levels around the province, particularly in the central and western regions of the island.
— Stan (@roper_reid) April 30, 2018
The Government says it is monitoring water levels on the Exploits River and Humber River and is working with affected municipalities to prepare for the potential for flooding.
Adding to the risk of flooding is the rain that is on the way. Weather forecasts state a system may bring additional rainfall to the island today and tomorrow. Heavy rain is possible tonight heading into tomorrow morning. Rainfall near or exceeding 20 mm is possible. Although there is some uncertainty about which areas exactly will get the heaviest rainfall.
Weather.gc.ca Green Bay-White Bay Weather Warning
That heavy rainfall would lead to more snow melt, which could cause localized flooding.
Areas near the rivers or brooks already running high are particularly vulnerable.
Top photo was taken on Harry’s Harbour Road on April 30th.