Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Montreal as a potentially violent storm moves in.\nWinds are gusting up to 70 km/h.\nThere is also a chance of snow in the evening.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nWe reported yesterday that Montreal was in for a potentially violent storm as strong winds and freezing rain were expected to rip through much of Southern Quebec. The special weather statement by Environment Canada has now been updated to a rainfall warning, as the threat of freezing rain has subsided but the amount of expected rain has definitely not. In fact, Environment Canada is now warning that Montreal can expect to see up to 40 mm of rain today thanks to this current storm.\nPlus, as we also noted yesterday, "the combination of rain and mild temperatures may accelerate the melt of the snow cover."\nThis means that "localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible," as melting snow and rain combine to create increased amounts of groundwater.\nNorth of Montreal, in Lachute, Saint-Jérôme, Lanaudière, and the Laurentians, the freezing rain warning still stands, along with a rainfall warning\nTo the northeast, in regions like Quebec, Charlevoix, and Saguenay, a winter storm warning is in place as up to 35 cm of snow is expected.\nThis will be accompanied by "widespread blowing snow and strong to high winds," which has Environment Canada suggesting that people in these areas "consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve."\nThe rainfall warning was updated at 8 a.m. this morning and covers the entirety of Metro Montreal, including Châteauguay, La Prairie, Laval, Longueuil, Varennes, and the whole Island of Montreal.\n08:00 EnvCanada issued warning #Rainfall #Montréal #QCStorm https://t.co/pnHOL0miWs— Montréal (@ECAlertQC147) March 13, 2020\nSnow, rain, freezing rain and wind are affecting #Quebec today, see our warnings here: https://t.co/lhgWutOXFw#QCstorm pic.twitter.com/zpPqSjA6z9— ECCC Weather Quebec (@ECCCWeatherQC) March 13, 2020\nAreas in red above are currently under a weather warning, while areas in grey have been issued a special weather statement.\nTo see all of the public weather alerts issued by Environment Canada for Southern Quebec today, head to their website here.\nREAD ALSO: The Path Across The Cartier Bridge Has Finally Reopened With Some Pretty Spectacular Views\nBelow you can see the weekend forecast for Montreal, which promises a pretty stellar few days, once this huge rainstorm passes.\nIn addition to the rain, which will be heavy at times, Montreal's in for winds gusting up to 70 km/h — so leave your umbrella at home.\nEnvironment Canada\nAnd it looks like we might have to survive some flurries this evening if precipitation continues as temperatures drop in the evening.\nEnvironment Canada notes there is a 30% chance that the showers will change to flurries this evening, and the wind will continue gusting up to 60 km/h.\nAccording to Montreal Weather Records, Montreal has already set a record today, with a wind gust of 81 km/h.\nWith a wind gust of 81km/h, today is #Montréal's windiest day so far this year. pic.twitter.com/iqdxNuM2xP— Montreal Weather Records (@YUL_Weather) March 13, 2020\nLuckily, this bad weather has coincided with most people opting to stay home anyway, so most of us will likely just experience it through our living room windows.\n“Rainy days are good for epidemics because people don’t leave their houses “ - overheard at a #Montreal bus stop #coronavirus— Philthethrill91 (@Philthethrill91) March 13, 2020\nBut if you do have to go out try to stay dry out there, Montreal!