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Montreal weather forecast for the next 48 hours will include significant rainfall and possible flooding

Montreal weather forecast for the next 48 hours will include significant rainfall and possible flooding

The weather in Montreal is going to get very wet very soon.

Environment Canada issued a special weather warning for the Greater Montreal area at 1:50 p.m. on July 9. Up to 50 millimeters of rain is expected to fall over the next 48 hours.

“There is a possibility of significant rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday,” EnviroCan said. Rainfall is expected to begin Tuesday evening and reach peak levels from Wednesday afternoon.

According to the federal weather bureau, the wet weather is due to “remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl,” which will affect most of southern Quebec. “Rainfall between 30 and 50 millimeters is expected, as well as moderate winds.”

While rain is certainly nothing new to Montreal, such heavy rainfall can cause a slew of problems in the city, including flash flooding and puddles on the roads, Environment Canada warns.

Possible flooding may cause disruption in urban areas during rush hour.

While Montreal and surrounding areas are expected to receive up to 50mm of rain, other areas in Quebec could get twice as much. According to The Weather Network, the Eastern Townships will receive between 75 and 100mm of rain.

Please note that EnviroCan’s special weather forecast also applies to Laval, Longueuil and Châteauguay.

Despite the rocky (and rainy) conditions over the next two days, Montrealers can enjoy some sunshine this weekend.

According to the weather network, it will be a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius on Saturday, with a perceived temperature of 34 degrees Celsius. On Sunday, it will be a maximum of 29 degrees Celsius.

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