- Thousands of residents are dealing with Hydro-Quebec power outages right now across the province.
- We're also dealing with an ongoing Heavy Rainfall Warning issued by Environment Canada yesterday.
In addition to the Rainfall warning which was issued yesterday by Environment Canada for Montreal, as well as several other regions in Southern Quebec, many are dealing with Hydro-Quebec power outages.
The Rainfall Warning has been extended and it continues into today as the warning has not been lifted and rain continues to fall. In addition, CJAD News is reporting that up to 20,000 people are currently without power across the city, and more across the province of Quebec.
Heavy rainfall is expected to continue throughout the day today as the storm tracks right across Montreal and surrounding areas along the St Lawrence.
Between now and Friday morning, the Montreal and Montérégie regions are expected to see anywhere from 50 to 80 millimetres of nearly continuous rain.
Heavy rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected in the area - which we already know is going on. Environment Canada also warns that heavy downpours can threaten to cause flash floods and dangerous pooling of water on roads, as well as "localized flooding in low-lying areas."
Below are the regions highlighted by Environment Canada that are currently under some kind of Weather Alert, whether it is a rainfall warning, a storm surge warning of a wind warning.
The regions include:
- Forillon National Park
- Gaspé - Percé
- Les Escoumins
- Metro Montreal
- New Carlisle
- Richelieu Valley
Below is a map of Montreal and surrounding areas, which are currently being affected by Hydro-Quebec power outages.
This map was last updated at 7:30 a.m CJAD News indicated that the outages are mainly affecting residents in the following boroughs:
- Cote Saint-Luc
- Montreal West
Above you can see the active storm as it tracks across Montreal. This radar image was captured at around 7:30 a.m., and can be seen via The Weather Network.
Based on this radar map, it looks like the storm will leave the area and move west eventually hitting Ottawa.
Stay tuned for information as it arises.