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Tropical storm Leslie passed through Gander Tuesday with little fanfare. Strong winds and patches of heavy rain weren't enough to cause any damage, resulting only in large pools of water on some town streets.
There’s a rainfall warning in effect for much of the east and south coast areas of the province, with up to 60 millimetres expected in some areas.
According to Environment Canada, showers or drizzle will begin near midnight with rain, heavy at times, for Friday.
An intense low pressure system currently located south of Nova Scotia and will slowly track northeastward to cross Newfoundland Friday.
There is a large area of heavy rain associated with this system that will affect much of Newfoundland.
While most areas will receive some amount of precipitation, the majority of the rain will fall along the south coast, western avalon and northeast coast. Currently 50 to 60 millimetres of rain are expected for areas under the warning, but there is a possibility of higher amounts locally.
As this storm tracks closer to Newfoundland easterly winds will pick up over the southwestern regions and peak near 100 km/hour in the Wreckhouse area overnight and Friday morning