Environment Canada’s Special Weather Statement for Montreal has ended but the city, and the surrounding areas, are now under a Rainfall Warning.
Heavy rain is expected, according to the weather agency, and since the ground is already near saturation, “will have little ability to absorb further rainfall.”
The total rainfall could range from 40 to 70 mm, is expected to start this evening, and could last until Saturday morning.
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Moreover, Environment Canada is alerting of strong winds that could reach up to 80 km/h, tomorrow night and Friday evening.
Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected and the alert also states that localized flooding in low-lying areas is a possibility.
The weather agency warns that heavy downpour can cause flash floods and water pooling on the roads.
Officials urge citizens to continually monitor weather updates and alerts.
The rainfall warning is in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montréal Island area