Montreal could be hit with up to 40 mm of rain today

May 10 2019, 12:29 pm

It seems like Montreal will be welcoming in the weekend with rain.

And, according to Environment Canada, Montreal an expect plenty of it.

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The weather agency’s rainfall warning remains in effect for the city and its surrounding areas, which calls for 25 to 40 millimetres of downfall by this evening.

Environment Canada claims that rain, “at times heavy,” is expected to continue over several regions across Southern and Central Quebec today. “5 to 15 millimetres of rain have already fallen over these areas since Thursday evening and another 10 to 25 millimetres is expected,” warns the alert.

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“Since spring freshet has not ended in many areas, flooding is possible in the most vulnerable areas,” says Environment Canada. The term ‘freshet’ is most commonly used to describe a rush of fresh water flowing into specific areas.

“Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible,” concluded the alert.

The warning, which was updated in the early hours of 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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