Friday, July 15, 2016

More storms to end the week

Hot and humid weather generated thunderstorms this week. As a result widespread tree damage and power outages occurred in many portions of Quebec, including Quebec City, shown above.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for southern and western Quebec through sunset Friday.

Montreal is under a set of new severe thunderstorm watches late this afternoon as a second cold front approaches the region. Strong storms are flaring up across the Ottawa Valley and moving into western Quebec. These storms come on the heels of those Thursday evening that downed trees and cut power to thousands of Quebec homes. Particularly hard hit was the region of Vaudreuil/Soulanges west of Montreal. A strong storm near midnight produced winds in excess of 70km/h in Vaudreuil and on L'Ile Perrot. Hydro Quebec crews have been working since then to restore power, with 15,000 clients still in the dark.

Once the thunderstorms end this evening, we can expect cooler weather into Saturday with a few showers. The temperature approached 30C (86F) once again Friday, but will lower to 23C (73F) Saturday, and 26C (79F) Sunday. Sunday will be the better of the two days with nothing but sunshine forecast.

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