Rainfall warning in effect for Montreal, up to 40 millimetres expected

Mar 25 2021, 6:52 am

Good news: it’s expected to feel like over 20ºC in Montreal today. Bad news: the forecast is calling for a lot of rain on Friday.

So, we’ll take the good with the bad. And the really wet.

Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for the Montreal metropolitan area, calling for up to 40 millimetres of rain on Friday.

The alert says the rain is expected to be “heavy at times” and says the downpour could cause ponding of water on roads and sidewalks.

The warning, issued just after 4:30 am on Thursday morning, 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 follow weather alerts and updates once a warning has been issued.

The Weather Network is forecasting up to 15 mm of rain again on Sunday, so it might be a good weekend to bust out the rain boots.

The Weather Network

According to the weather agency’s long-term spring forecast, Quebec can expect “remnants of winter” and a period of colder weather during mid-spring before more consistent warmth sets in.

“Above normal rainfall is expected, but we do not expect more than the typical number of rainy days. While localized spring flooding will still occur, the risk for widespread flooding is lower than normal this spring,” said the agency in February.

So get out there and enjoy some sunshine today before the puddles.

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