Monday, 3 August 2015

Strong thunderstorms possible today for southern Quebec

Strong thunderstorms are possible today from Montreal south and east into the Townships, New York and Vermont. (AccuWeather)
A potent cold front will slide southeast across southern Quebec later this morning and this afternoon. The front has a history of generating strong to locally severe thunderstorms along it. On Sunday strong storms swept Michigan and southwest Ontario. Power was knocked out to thousands along with reports of damage including fallen trees and power lines. Hail and heavy rain were also observed. Isolated tornadoes also occurred from Iowa into extreme southwest Ontario. The biggest threat for severe weather across metro Montreal will occur from 11am onward towards sunset. Isolated strong storms will produce gusty winds, heavy rain and hail. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect this morning for the border regions south and east of Montreal and may be extended later this morning.
A tree crushed this VW on Grace Street in Toronto Sunday afternoon. This was just one of numerous trees and power lines brought down across southwestern Ontario from strong thunderstorms. PHOTO: (Twitter @NEWSneil)
Early this morning scattered showers are occurring along a warm front in Montreal. It is a rather humid morning with current temperatures around 21C (70F) across the region. Highs today will range from 25 to 30C (77-86F) region wide, depending on how much sunshine you get before the cold front arrives. As the front clears the region later tonight, skies will become partly cloudy with lows in the middle teens. More unsettled weather is likely on Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms lingering. Temperatures will trend slightly cooler than normal through the middle part of the week.

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