Environment Canada Issues Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Montreal
Can't we ever catch a break?
Montreal, I wish you would make up your mind about what kind of weather you want to be these days.
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch that is in effect today and tonight. It's not surprising as the weather has been rainy, heavy, and hot since the beginning of the week.
These conditions make for the perfect storm. We could be in for strong winds, large hail and heavy rain for the rest of today.
The warning is in effect for Montreal Island, Châteauguay, Laval and Longueuil areas.
The biggest threat with severe thunderstorms like this is damage to weak buildings or trees,— which Montreal has already dealt with — and gusts of wind strong enough to toss around loose objects.
If you were trying to enjoy your day or night out on a boat, it's recommended you head indoors as you may experience powerful winds on the water that could prove to be dangerous.
We are expected to see highs of 24°C (that feel like 30°C with the 86% humidity) and an overnight low of 18°C. The meteorological development is the latest in a hectic string of summer weather that has included tornadoes and intense heat.
And go figure, Montrealers are getting sick of it and heading to Twitter to complain. Even people from around the globe are praying for us.
If you want a catchy little phrase to remember what to do in a storm, Environment Canada says, "Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!" Thanks for that. Let me just put away my golf club.
For the entire list of areas that may be affected in the East, click here.
If you're traveling outside of the watch areas, you can check out the progress of the storm here.