Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Strong thunderstorms for Montreal/New England

Photo posted by Dayna Vettese of TWN via Twitter (taken by a friend). This was taken from Toronto Island Airport looking at the outer edges of Monday's storm.
Today may finally be the last in this never ending string of partly cloudy, showery, warm and humid days. While Montreal has not had an impressive amount of rain this month, most areas around us have. This includes the mega storm in Toronto on Monday that finally broke the Hurricane Hazel rain record, and the many, many days of flooding and road washouts across Vermont and New York. I have recorded 31.4mm of rain this July on L'Ile Perrot, just a little over 1 inch. Trudeau Airport has only measured a little over 12mm, the difference being more thunderstorms have affected us here on L'Ile Perrot. This is way below places like Burlington and Plattsburgh, and of course Toronto.

One more front will traverse the region today slowly moving east overnight. Some showers and perhaps a couple of thunderstorms are forecast today for southern Quebec. Some of these once again will be strong, slow movers with the potential for flash flooding. It is muggy already at 23C on our way to 27C.

Skies will try to clear Thursday and it will be noticeably cooler and dryer at 21C. We then head into the best stretch of weather this July with warm sunshine and dry right through Tuesday. Temperatures will start near 25C (77F) but warm to 29C (85F) by Sunday.

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