The good news is that the cold air will be short lived. A much warmer and sunny weekend is forecast with highs of 18C (65F) Saturday and 24C (76F) Sunday. Next week is looking very summer like with a warm and humid air mass enveloping the northeast and southern Quebec and Ontario. Highs will be in the upper 20's with a risk of showers and thunderstorms each day.
|Major flooding is occurring in Texas as heavy rain has pushed accumulation to nearly 20 inches in May. The photo above was taken on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas, no injuries were reported. (CBS Dallas)|
Southern US Flooding
The warm and humid air expected in Montreal next week will be streaming northeast from the US Gulf Coast. Much of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas is reporting copious amounts of rainfall for May. Some areas are approaching 20 inches of rain for the month. This region, especially Texas, had been in a major drought throughout 2014. Dallas/Forth Worth recorded only 21.32 inches of rain in all of 2014. So far in 2015 they already have had 21.54 inches with much more forest this weekend. Flash flood watches remain in effect.