Dry out the rubber boots — the rain is sticking around for most of the week.

A heavy rainfall warning issued late last week was lifted for the Halifax area yesterday. But Environment Canada says lighter showers will continue in HRM until the sun makes an appearance Thursday, along with a 60 per cent chance of rain.

Several homes had to be evacuated and at least 19 flooded roads were closed after heavy rains drenched mainland Nova Scotia throughout the weekend.

Evacuation orders were sent to a few homes in the community of Lequille, near Annapolis Royal, when officials became concerned about possible flooding downstream from a dam operated by Nova Scotia Power Inc.

The Red Cross said yesterday it provided hotel accommodation and meals to one woman in the community.

Residents of two other houses were staying with family or friends in the area, the Red Cross said.

Several homes were also evacuated near Lake Vaughan in Yarmouth County due to rising water levels.

RCMP and the provincial Department of Transportation advised motorists of road closures in low-lying areas throughout the province.

The largest number of closures was in Yarmouth County, where the department listed 10 closures yesterday.

– with files from The Canadian Press