Environment Canada and the Canadian Hurricane Centre are monitoring tropical storm Isaias as it moves toward Canada up the U.S. Atlantic coast.

The storm could bring "southerly winds gusting to 60 km/h" and "a brief period of heavy rain" to Quebec.

60 km/h winds "possible over New Brunswick and parts of Quebec"

Environment Canada states that "the eastern Townships is the most likely area to be affected with up to 50 mm possible."

The agency currently has a tropical cyclone information statement covering the Quebec areas of:

  • Amqui – Matapédia Valley

  • Beauce

  • Bellechasse area

  • Eastern Townships

  • Forillon National Park – Gaspé – Percé

  • Gaspésie National Park – Murdochville

  • Kamouraska – Rivière-du-Loup – Trois-Pistoles

  • Matane

  • Montmagny – L'Islet

  • New Carlisle – Chandler

  • Restigouche – Bonaventure

  • Rimouski – Mont-Joli

  • Saint-Lambert area

  • Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Grande-Vallée

  • Témiscouata

More information is coming out Monday afternoon.

Residents are encouraged to "continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada."