Montreal could be hit with up to 60 mm of rain this weekend

Apr 26 2019, 12:51 pm

Environment Canada’s rainfall warning for Montreal and its surrounding areas remains in effect this morning.

The alert warns that the city could be struck with between 30 to 60 mm of rain, which is expected to fall on Friday and last through until Saturday.

Environment Canada says that rain, “heavy at times” is expected.

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Because the ground is already wet, it will have little ability to absorb further rainfall, as per Environment Canada.

“Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow, fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away,” recommends Environment Canada. “Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.”

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Combined with melting snow on the ground, the alert warns that the upcoming rainfall can accelerate the spring freshet process, a rush of fresh water flowing into specific areas.

The warning, which was issued updated early Friday 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 monitor weather alerts for updates and to stay diligent when travelling.

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