The band Garbage once wrote a song, "Only Happy When It Rains." If that's the case, Shirley Manson, the band's lead singer, would love Portage la Prairie this June.

Environment And Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Meteorologist, Justin Shelley, says this week will be a mixed bag with some heavy precipitation coming toward the end of it.

"One thing we are tracking is a system that's going to affect southern Manitoba Thursday night into Friday. The main system tracks along the US border, and it's going to push an area of rainfall across the South-Central region; it does look like the heaviest rain is going to fall between the overnight hours of Thursday and into the morning of Friday in terms of total accumulations with that system."

He notes that, as of now, we are expecting 20 to 40 mm of total rainfall during this storm.

"There is a chance of seeing some slightly higher amounts. A shift in that track could bring some heavier accumulations to the region, but as of right now, it looks like there is about a good amount of rain to end the week, and then after that, we start to clear out a bit for the beginning of the long weekend."

The region has already received 95 millimetres of rain this month, which is 15 millimetres above the normal average for June, and there is more coming before Canada Day brings a new month our way.

"If we add another 20 to 40 millimetres on that, we're looking at least 150 per cent of normal in terms of precipitation, and a slight change in that forecast could be closer to doubling our June average."

The Meteorologist adds that it is only fitting that the month ends the way it has been most of the way, wet.