Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Montreal area

Jun 15 2022, 7:22 pm

This afternoon, meteorologists at Environment Canada issued a “severe thunderstorm” warning for tomorrow in the following areas within Quebec:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

According to Environment Canada, the primary threats associated with these storms are “strong wind gusts and heavy downpours” along with the risk of a tornado for the day. As a result, the government department asks people to exercise caution if they have any outdoor activities planned on Thursday.

While thunderstorms are expected to hit Montreal and its surrounding areas, as of now, Thursday’s forecast is “mainly cloudy” with a 60% chance of showers. The storm should subside by Friday, but rain is expected to persist until the weekend.

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