Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Muggy unsettled week

The best way to describe this morning is soupy. The air is thick and crackling with electricity. Thunderstorms are producing numerous lightning strikes and some steady rain across the island of Montreal at this hour. We had about 12mm of rain overnight and more showers and thunderstorms are expected to occur today as a frontal system remains over the area. It will be warm and humid with temperatures near 27C. The threat of showers and storms will prevail through most of the upcoming week.

The storms yesterday moved through Montreal with little in the way of action. This was not the case elsewhere in the province and across upstate New York. Hail occurred north of Montreal and south of the city heavy rain produced some flash flooding in Clinton County, NY with 1.54" of rain in a very short period of time.

Tropical Storm Colin has formed in the far eastern Atlantic about 945 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The storm is forecast to move rapidly to the northwest and may intensify slowly from its current winds of 40mph. At this time it appears the storm will avoid land and be well east of the Carolina coast by Sunday morning.

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