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Warning: Montreal thunderstorms may cause more flooding

Heavy rain may cause flash flooding and ponding on roads in Montreal and surrounding areas today.

Laura Osborne
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Laura Osborne
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With severe thunderstorm warnings and the appearance of a few tornadoes in the mix this month, Montreal is now preparing for more inclement weather.

A special weather statement issued by Environment Canada this morning cautioned showers and risk of thunderstorms.

Rainfall between 15 to 30 millimetres is forecasted across Southern Quebec on Thursday morning, however, amounts could locally reach 50 millimetres in thunderstorms.

Storm, Montreal
Photograph: Jason Arthur

According to Environment Canada, heavy rain may cause flash flooding and ponding on roads and localized flooding could be possible in low-lying areas.

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With the opening of the new Nike store downtown, along with a slew of great shopping across the city (vintage finds included), there’s plenty of things to do and cheap ways to enjoy Montreal’s indoors.

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For more updates from Environment Canada, click here.

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