Several areas around the St. Lawrence River in Quebec are under an Environment Canada Special Weather Alert due to forecasted heavy rain tomorrow.
If you've been paying attention to the news in Quebec recently, you're well aware that the entire province has been under threat of flooding, while other towns have totally succumbed to the water.
The combination of rapid snowmelt and considerable rain has made flooding almost impossible to avoid this year, and it looks like we're not out of the woods yet.
TL;DR Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Warning for the Montreal area, along with several others that are expected to see up to 50mm of rain tomorrow. The warning comes on the heels of severe flooding across the province.
According to Environment Canada, a "low-pressure system from Texas" is going to pick up steam as it moves its way across the Great Lakes this Friday, which will, in turn, deliver intense precipitation as it moves eastward.
They are calling for anywhere from 20-40mm of rain for the areas listed below, and some regions can expect up to 50mm, particularly near the St. Lawrence River.
The affected areas are as follows:
- La Prairie
- Montreal Island
Many other areas in the Quebec South region are also under the issue of a "Special Weather Alert" in relation to flooding. To see if your region is currently under a warning, head to the Environment Canada Warnings Index page here.
Luckily, this weekend the rain should let up and we will see some sun, though anyone living around a body of water should maintain vigilance and report any changing or worrisome weather.
If you're looking to help out, donate or volunteer, consider heading to the West Island Flood Facebook page to lend a hand.