Monday, August 26, 2013

Warm and humid week for Quebec & Ontario

We are off to a muggy start to the week across Ontario and Quebec this morning as a warm front slowly crosses the Great Lakes. Most of the activity is over the central lakes this morning into the GTA. Some storms have produced torrential rains with up to 30mm overnight. Montreal remains on the edge of the activity with only about 5mm overnight. Temperatures are warm this morning near 20C with a high humidity reading of over 90%. It will be muggy all day with scattered showers and storms. Temperatures will reach 26C. The balance of the week looks similar with some sunshine but also showers and thunderstorms. Drier air will move into Montreal by Thursday but it will remain warm well into next weekend.

(National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Storm Fernand developed rapidly on Sunday and will dissipate just as rapidly today over central Mexico. The storm formed in the Bay of Campeche and moved inland to be about 60 miles northwest of Veracruz this morning. Winds are near 45mph with weakening forecast today. As always with tropical systems in Mexico, heavy rain and flooding will be the main threat today. Between 4 inches
and as much as 1 foot of rain is forecast.

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