As if we haven’t had enough bad news fall, Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for Montreal and its surrounding areas.
When it rains, it really does pour.
Rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 millimetres are expected over the island today.
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The weather agency says “rain, heavy at times” is expected.
While the combination of rain and mild temperatures is expected to accelerate the melt of snow, Environment Canada says “localized flooding in low-lying areas” remains a possibility.
The alert, issued at 8 am, is in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montréal Island area
Environment Canada urges citizens to continually monitor weather alerts and updates throughout the day.
On the bright side, Saturday and Sunday are expected to be sunny with temperatures hovering above 0ºC.