Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Montreal and its surrounding areas.
“Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms capable of producing mainly heavy downpours, moderate to strong wind gusts, and small hail,” reads the alert.
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The notice warns that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.
The weather agency also warns about the possibility of lightning.
“Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year,” concluded the alert. “Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.”
Along with the risk of thunderstorms, temperatures are expected to range from the low to mid-30s until this evening.
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued by Environment Canada when conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce large hail, damaging winds, and/or torrential rainfall.
The alert, issued on Wednesday morning, is in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montréal Island area